Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
Coping with motherhood and work: Predicting positive wellbeing among young Australian women
Successfully managing work and family is a major issue for most Australians that impacts strongly on employed women, who continue to also undertake most of the domestic tasks. As one way to balance paid work and family, many Australian women shift to part-time hours or casual employment after having children. This project aims to investigate the work-family trajectories of a new generation of Australian women. . We will also investigate who is coping well during this transition, and the extent to which women’s different work-family pathways reflect their earlier-stated aspirations.

Prof Jayne Lucke
Dr Melissa Johnstone
Prof Christina Lee
A/Prof Belinda Hewitt