Work-life Balance: Experiences of Women in the Australian Construction Industry

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dc.contributor.author Moore, TS
dc.contributor.author Johns, RE
dc.contributor.author Johnson, CS
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:54:08Z
dc.date.issued 2006-01
dc.identifier.citation International Employment Relations Review, 2006, 12 (2), pp. 67 - 77
dc.identifier.issn 1324-1125
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/10104
dc.description.abstract Considerable changes in Australian lifestyles and the relationship between work and family life over recent decades have lead to the progressive entry of women into the workforce. Their increased numbers in the workplace have led many women to have a stronger voice to demand benefits to help them balance their work and life responsibilities. The accompanying shifts in the traditional roles of men and women have raised new issues for employers. In an effort to meet the changing needs of todayâs workforce, many organisations now implement work-family or work-life programs. While women in the workforce face various barriers the primary focus of this paper is on the conflicting demands of career and family life for women in male dominated industry of construction. The paper will draw on exploratory research to examine the career barriers faced by women in the Australian construction industry and compare them to those identified in the literature by women in the British construction industry (eg Fielden, Davidson, Gale and Davey 2001; Gale 1994). The paper puts forward Australian results that support the research findings in Britain that claim that despite lack of work-family or work-life programs women who choose to work within the industry are highly satisfied with their choice.
dc.publisher International Employment Relations Association
dc.subject Construction industry -- Law and legislation -- Australia., Women construction workers., Discrimination in employment -- Law and legislation -- Australia., Work and family -- Australia.
dc.subject Construction industry -- Law and legislation -- Australia.; Women construction workers.; Discrimination in employment -- Law and legislation -- Australia.; Work and family -- Australia.
dc.title Work-life Balance: Experiences of Women in the Australian Construction Industry
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent International Employment Relations Review
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 12
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 67 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 77 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.School of Management en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 150305 Human Resources Management
dc.personcode 89181533 en_US
dc.personcode 030119 en_US
dc.personcode 10020283 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Human Resources Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Construction industry -- Law and legislation -- Australia.; Women construction workers.; Discrimination in employment -- Law and legislation -- Australia.; Work and family -- Australia. en_US
dc.description.keywords NA
dc.description.keywords Construction industry -- Law and legislation -- Australia.
dc.description.keywords Women construction workers.
dc.description.keywords Discrimination in employment -- Law and legislation -- Australia.
dc.description.keywords Work and family -- Australia.
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 102499 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business/School of Management


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