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Accumulating poverty? : women's experiences of inequality over the lifecycle : an issues paper examining the gender gap in retirement savings /

by Cerise, Somali | O'Connell, Karen | Rosenman, Elena | Sarat Chandran, Priya.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Sect. 1: Introduction -- Sect. 2: Causes of the gender gap in retirement savings -- Sect. 3: Why does the gender gap in the retirement income system matter? Average superannuation balances and payouts -- Sect. 4: A snapshot of ; women's accumulated poverty - Distribution of retirement savings by age and gender - Income and assets during retirement - Sect. 5: Women's experiences of inequality over the lifecycle - Education and training - Entering the paid workforce for the first time - Career progression - Pregnancy - Maternity and parental leave - Caring for children (a) Unequal division of unpaid caring work - (b) Lack of structural support for employees with caring responsibilities - (c) ; Lack of social and economic value placed on unpaid caring work - Caring across the lifecycle - Gendered ageism - Gender-based violence - Divorce or separation -- ; Sect. 6: The consequences of the gender gap in retirement savings -- Sect. 7: Building financial security for women over the lifecycle - Solutions for closing the gender gap in retirement savings. Remove the barriers to women's participation in the paid workforce and close the gender pay gap - Invest in measures to redress women's disadvantage in the superannuation scheme - Specifically recognise and reward unpaid caring work in the retirement income system -- Sect. 8: ConclusionAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : a synthesis of findings for OECD countries. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007Description: 213 p. : ill.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: See also: Record no. [B11217] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Denmark and the Netherlands : volume 1 (2002) Record no. [B11851] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Ireland and Japan : volume 2 (2003) and Record no. [B12663] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom : volume 4. (2004).Availability: (1)

Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Denmark and the Netherlands : volume 1. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD 2002Description: 237 p. : ill.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: Includes bibliographical references.Availability: (1)

Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Austria, Ireland and Japan : volume 2. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003Description: 230 p. : ill.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-218) See also: Record no. [B11217] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Denmark and the Netherlands : volume 1. (2002).Availability: (1)

Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom : volume 4. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004Description: 244 p. : ill.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: Bibliography: p. 217-230 See also: Record no. [B11217] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Denmark and the Netherlands : volume 1 (2002 ; Record no. [B11851] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Ireland and Japan : volume 2 (2003) ; [B12231] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : New Zealand, Portugal and Switzerland : volume 3.Availability: (1)

Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : New Zealand, Portugal and Switzerland : volume 3. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004Description: 218 p. : ill.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: Bibliography: p. 197-204 See also: Record no. [B11217] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Denmark and the Netherlands : volume 1 (2002) and Record no. [B11851] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Ireland and Japan : volume 2 (2003)Availability: (1)

Balancing work and family : a Business Council of Australia survey . /

by Business Council of Australia.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Business Council of Australia 2003Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Double shift : working mothers and social change in Australia. /

by Grimshaw, Patricia (ed.) | Murphy, John (ed.) | Probert, Belinda (ed.).

Publisher: Beaconsfield, Vic. Melbourne Publishing Group 2005Description: x, 251 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction / Belinda Probert -- Balancing work, motherhood and life -- 1. Australian mothers in 2004 : awaiting a decent work/care regime / Barbara Pocock -- 2. Mothers who don't want to work and fathers who do / Mark Peel -- 3. Women lawyers and family decisions / Kate Connelly -- 4. Mothers in a double-bind : the work of being 'with women' / Kerreen Reiger -- 5. Migrant women workers and their families in Victoria : two social surveys, 1975 and 2001 / Renate Howe, Christine Cregan and Patricia Grimshaw -- How we got here -- 6. The historical invisibility of the working mother : Australia 1880-1920 / Shurlee Swain -- 7. Working widowed mothers and welfare inspectors in Victoria in the 1920s and 1930s / Joy Damousi -- 8. 'A daily scramble' : working mothers' access to child care in World War Two / Ellen Warne -- 9. Never done : the working mothers of the 1950s / John Murphy and Belinda Probert -- 10. The State changing its mind? : Australia and New Zealand governments' postwar policy on married women's paid employment / Melanie Nolan -- Contemporary policy options -- 11. Reforming the policy framework / Pru Goward -- 12. Lone mothers as workers : restructuring the welfare states? / Jane Millar -- 13. The contested politics of paid maternity leave in a transforming family policy regime / Bettina Cass -- 14. Reform of the family support policy in Australia / Peter McDonald.Summary: Social commentators and academics have written chapters grouped under three broad themes: the current (early 21st century) situation of women juggling work, motherhood and life; insights about working mothers at intervals over the previous hundred years; and contemporary policy options, including proposals to make major changes to the existing family payments system.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Survey 2005 : paid paternity leave. /

by Australia. Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency.

Publisher: North Sydney, N.S.W. Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.eowa.gov.au/Developing_a_Workplace_Program/Employment_Matter_Resources/EM_5_Resources/_Paid_Parental_Leave/EOWA_2005_Paid_Paternity_Leave_Survey_Results.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:28:38 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

International review of leave policies and related research 2013 /

by Moss, Peter (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. International Network on Leave Policies and Research 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2013 Includes bibliographic referencesSummary: The international network on leave policies and research has been producing an annual review of leave policies and related research since 2004. The review covers Maternity, Paternity and Parental leaves; leave to care for sick children and other employment-related measures to support working parents; and early childhood education and care policy. As well as policies, it provides information on publications and research. ; The review is based on country notes from each participating country, prepared by members of the network and edited by one of the network's coordinators.Availability: (1)

Long overdue : the macroeconomic benefits of paid parental leave /

by Richardson, David | The Australia Institute | Fletcher, Tully.

Publisher: Manuka, A.C.T. The Australia Institute 2009Description: PDF.Other title: The Australia Institute policy brief ; no. 1.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2009Summary: Despite decades of campaigning, Australia is one of only two OECD countries that do not provide comprehensive paid parental leave. As Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard said in October last year: 'This is an issue that's been neglected for a long period of time'. In responding to the release of the recent Productivity Commission (PC) draft report into paid parental leave, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd stated: 'This Australian Government believes the time has come to bite the bullet on this and we intend to do so'. He did not however commit to addressing the issue before the 2009 Federal Budget.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Maternity and paternal leave. /

by Australia. Women's Bureau.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. AGPS 1985Description: 62p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Maternity at work. /

by New South Wales Department of Industrial Relations. Women's Equity.

Publisher: Darlinghurst, N.S.W. NSW Dept. of Industrial Relations. [1998]Description: 19 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Maternity leave policies and women's employment after childbirth : evidence from the United States, Britain and Japan. /

by Waldfogel, Jane | Higuchi, Yoshio | Abe, Masahiro.

Publisher: London, U.K. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics 1998Description: 24 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: URL: 'http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/publications/casepapers.asp' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:39:33 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: (1)

OECD review of family friendly policies : the reconciliation of work and family life : Australia's background report. /

by Australia. Department of Family and Community Services | Australia. Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Family and Community Services 2002Description: 84 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: August 2002 Summary: This report provides an overview of key Commonwealth policies and programs that support people to reconcile their work and family responsibilities.Availability: (1)

Paid maternity, paternity and parental leave : public inquiry. /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Commission 2008Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.pc.gov.au/projects/inquiry/parentalsupport' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:52:45 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: "Productivity Commission has undertaken a public inquiry into paid maternity, paternity and paternal leave. The inquiry will concentrate on support for parents of newborn children up to the age of two years and will: ; consider the economic, productivity and social costs and benefits of providing paid maternity, paternity and parental leave; ; assess the current extent of employer-provided of paid maternity, paternity and parental leave in Australia; ; identify the models that could be used to provide such parental support and assess these against a number of criteria. These include their cost effectiveness; impacts on business; labour market consequences; work/family preferences of parents; child and parental welfare; and interactions with the Social Security and Family Assistance Systems; ; assess the impacts and applicability of the various models across the full range of employment forms (such as the self-employed, farmers, and shift workers); and ; assess the efficiency and effectiveness of Government policies that would facilitate the provision and take-up of these models." -- Publisher websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Paid parental leave evaluation : phase 1 /

by Martin, Bill | Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs | Hewitt, Belinda | Baird, Marian.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2012Description: xii, 127 p. ; ill.Other title: Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2012 Bibliography : p. 121-127Summary: This paper presents the main findings of the first phase of the evaluation of the Australian Government's Paid Parental Leave program, which commenced in January 2011 and provides eligible parents with up to 18 weeks of Parental Leave Pay, paid at the National Minimum Wage, following the birth of a child.Availability: (1)

Public policies and women's employment after childbearing . /

by Han, Wen-Jui | Ruhm, Christopher | Waldfogel, Jane | Washbrook, Elizabeth.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://ftp.iza.org/dp3937.pdf' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:29:21 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early years Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: "This paper examines how the public policy environment in the United States affects work by new mothers following childbirth. We examine four types of policies that vary across states and affect the budget constraint in different ways. The policy environment has important effects, particularly for less advantaged mothers. There is a potential conflict between policies aiming to increase maternal employment and those maximizing the choices available to families with young children. However, this tradeoff is not absolute since some choice increasing policies (generous child care subsidies and state parental leave laws) foster both choice and higher levels of employment." -- PublicationAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The duration of paid parental leave and children's scholastic performance /

by Liu, Qian | Institute for the Study of Labor | Skans, Oskar Nordstr m.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: We study how the duration of paid parental leave affects the accumulation of cognitive skills among children. We use a reform which extended parental leave benefits from 12 to 15 months for Swedish children born after August 1988 to evaluate the effects of prolonged parental leave on children's test scores and grades at age 16. We show that, on average, the reform had no effect on children's scholastic performance. However, we do find positive effects for children of well-educated mothers, a result that is robust to a number of different specifications. We find no corresponding heterogeneity relative to parental earnings or fathers' education, or relative to other predictors of child performance. We find no effects on intermediate outcomes such as mothers' subsequent earnings, child health, parental fertility, divorce rates, or the mothers' mental health. Overall the results suggest positive causal interaction effects between mothers' education and the amount of time mothers! spend with their children. Since the institutional context is one in which the alternative is subsidized day care, the results imply that subsidizing longer parental leave spells rather than day care reinforce the relationship between maternal education and school outcomes.Availability: (1)

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