Off the beaten mummy track: enabling employment for rural single mothers

Marchant, Jillian (2009) Off the beaten mummy track: enabling employment for rural single mothers. In: Proceedings of AARE International Education Research Conference 2009, pp. 1-5. From: AARE International Education Research Conference 2009, 29 November - 3 December 2009, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

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Abstract

In 2006, the Australian Government introduced Welfare to Work Policy for government benefit recipients, to increase workforce capabilities and facilitate workforce participation. Single Parent families in Australia are maintained by a majority of single mothers, who have less workforce participation than the OECD average (Adema & Whiteford 2007). Rural community remains a stronghold for gendered roles, but has proportionally higher numbers of single mothers who face unexplored complexities in attaining employment. Understanding of people who encounter life difficulties leads to partnerships, which builds the capacity of recipients.

Item ID: 11324
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Keywords: mothers; education; agency; rural; employment; policy
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ISSN: 1324-9320
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 03:56
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130101 Continuing and Community Education @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169901 Gender Specific Studies @ 25%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160804 Rural Sociology @ 25%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939904 Gender Aspects of Education @ 25%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939908 Workforce Transition and Employment @ 25%
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