Managing at the Margins: Women Making it Work in Precarious Times

This Australian Research Council-funded project aims to investigate the economic, social and emotional impacts of precarious work on women.

Photo of workers at the Ritzy Cinema, Brixton striking for a Living Wage in 2014 CC2.0
Photo of workers at the Ritzy Cinema, Brixton striking for a Living Wage in 2014 CC2.0


Overview

This Australian Research Council-funded project aims to investigate the economic, social and emotional impacts of precarious work on women. Focusing on the challenges that arise from juggling precarious work with care responsibilities and / or demands from the social support system, the project identifies the strategies women have to manage these demands, and the impacts these demands have on everyday lives across different life stages. By combining otherwise separate bodies of literature with innovative quantitative and qualitative data, the project seeks to generate new knowledge about the impacts of precarious work on women and families. This knowledge is expected to inform policies and services to improve women’s lives and promote economic inclusion and social cohesion. This project is in partnership with Good Shepherd Australia and New Zealand, Australian Institute of Family Studies and Victorian Women’s Trust.