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dc.contributor.authorTapper, Alan
dc.identifier.citationTapper, Alan. 2010. Has There Been a Revolution in Women's Work? Public Policy. 5 (2): pp. 101-114.

This paper questions the common view that in the past half-century Australian women have radically changed their focus from unpaid domestic work to employed work. The common view is largely based on labour force participation rates. These rates give a deceptive picture. Actual work activity has to be tracked using figures on hours worked. This paper presents two sets of hourly figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, one set dating back to 1966, the other back to 1987. Neither suggests a dramatic change in women's actual work activity.

dc.publisherJohn Curtin Institute of Public Policy, Curtin University of Technology
dc.subjectworkforce participation
dc.titleHas There Been a Revolution in Women's Work?
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titlePublic Policy
curtin.departmentJohn Curtin Institute of Public Policy (JCIPP)
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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