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ARC Linkage Grant 2013-2016

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Australia

Enhancing mothers' engagement with the workforce in the preschool years

Dr Belinda A Hewitt; Prof William C Martin; Prof Gillian M Whitehouse; Dr Lyndall Strazdins; Prof Marian P Baird; A/Prof Guyonne R Kalb; Prof Janeen H Baxter; Dr Mara Yerkes; Ms Jane F Dickenson; Miss Megan A Shipley

Work and Organisational Studies

Project Summary

Increasing the workforce participation of mothers is a key national policy agenda. This project will produce unique data that provides insights into how leave arrangements, childcare, flexibility, job characteristics and individual circumstances interact to influence mothers' workforce engagement and how this varies for different groups of mothers.