Worker's perceptions of FIFO work in North Queensland, Australia

Blackman, Anna, Welters, Riccardo, Murphy, Laurie, Eagle, Lynne, Pearce, Meryl, Pryce, Josephine, Lynch, Paul, and Low, David (2014) Worker's perceptions of FIFO work in North Queensland, Australia. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 40 (2). pp. 180-200.

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Abstract

The impact of the fly-in fly-out (FIFO) lifestyle on the psychosocial and emotional well-being of the workers and their families has been a topic of discussion in local media, forums, and research, with mixed findings. In addition, there are reports that the communities that carry the increased presence of nonresident workers suffer erosion of social, human, economic, institutional, and environmental capital. This study outlines the positive effects of a FIFO lifestyle and discusses the results from a survey conducted by the authors on North Queensland FIFO workers. In particular, the demography of the FIFO workforce in North Queensland, workers' perceptions of FIFO work, and their perceptions of the impacts on social interaction for FIFO workers. The article closes with a brief outline of future research areas.

Item ID: 37580
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 0311-6336
Funders: Australian Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research, and Tertiary Education
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2015 03:27
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140211 Labour Economics @ 40%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management @ 60%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9102 Microeconomics > 910208 Micro Labour Market Issues @ 40%
91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910401 Industrial Relations @ 60%
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