Journal article

Special working arrangements to allow for care responsibilities in Australia: availability, usage and barriers

Jeromey Temple, Briony Dow, Marian Baird

Australian Population Studies | Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University | Published : 2019

Abstract

BackgroundPopulation ageing is projected to reduce labour force growth and aggregate labour force participation, whilst increasing demand for informal carers. Increasing the labour force participation of Australians who face barriers to employment (including carers) is part of the solution to labour market pressures occurring due to demographic change and may improve the financial wellbeing of carers.AimsTo examine the availability, usage and barriers to accessing Special Working Arrangements (SWA) to provide care while employed in Australia.