The Generations

Publisher: Australian Longitudinal Study of Women’s Health, 2005

Status – CURRENT

Australia’s changing demographics raise issues for social and financial sustainability. These will affect women more strongly than men, for several reasons. It is mainly women who care for children and for frail and disabled family members, even though most women – even young mothers – are now also in the paid workforce. And while many women have moved into higher education and professional careers, they still predominate in part-time and casual positions, and most have some time out of the workforce to undertake family care. The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH) provides an opportunity to look at links between women’s health and changes in Australia.

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