Work/Life balance: Experiences of women in the Australian construction industry

Hong Kong Baptist University
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Conference Proceeding
Proceedings of the 14th Internaitonal Employment Relations Conference, Family-Friendly Employment Policies and Practices: An East-West Perspective on Work-Life Balance, 2007, pp. 37 - 46
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Around the world women s participation in the paid workforce has increased exponentially over the past 30 years. This is no less evident than in Australia where there has been a momentous rise in women s participation. In 1964 women comprised 28 percent of total employment in Australia; by January 2004, this had increased to 44 percent (Equity Statistics Australia 2004). Despite this momentous rise, women still remain under-represented in managerial roles, tending to be clustered in administration and service roles (Palmero, 2004).
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