The Australian Work + Family Policy Roundtable is a research network of 32 academics from 17 universities and research institutions with expertise on work, care and family policy. The goal of the Roundtable is to propose, comment upon, collect and disseminate research to inform evidence-based public policy in Australia.
Australian households face numerous challenges as they negotiate their work, care and family responsibilities. Current policy settings will not make this task any easier in the future. National policy settings for work, care and family do not support women and men to participate as equals in the labour market or in the home. Instead women continue to shoulder most of the unpaid domestic and care work, and men the majority of paid work.
SOURCE: Work + Family Policy Roundtable. ” Work, Care and Family Policies: Election Benchmarks 2019.” Work + Family Policy Roundtable, 2019.
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