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Reproductive events and workforce participation across the life course.
In Australia, women’s workforce participation is lower than men’s. Despite a narrowing of the gap in  recent years, more men than women are in the workforce from age 20 onwards. For example, in 2016-17, 45% of employed women worked part time compared with 16% of employed men. This research aims to examine the role of gender specific health issues affecting women, such as reproductive events including child-birth,adverse pregnancy outcomes (miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm birth, low birth weight), disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome,endometriosis, or symptoms including severe period pain, heavy menstrual bleeding or irregularity, and menopause (menopausal transitions and symptoms) on workforce participation at different stages of, and over, the life course.

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Prof Gita Mishra
A/Prof Leigh Tooth
Prof Gita Mishra
Dr Ingrid Rowlands
Dr Ingrid Aulike