The project explores the impact of the Global Economic Downturn from the perspectives of the women themselves as well as from the perspectives of different employers, unions and employer associations.
Federal Office for Women
This project draws primarily on targeted research conducted over a three month period in early 2010 to provide evidence-based commentary on what use was made of the opportunity to provide better jobs and improved gender equality in the recovery period following the Global Economic Downturn. It aims to give voice to different individual women’s experience of the Global Economic Downturn. To that end the focus is not only on job loss or cuts in shifts and hours, but also on the unexpected and unexamined effects of the recession of a wide range of different groups of women.
Key RMIT researchers: Sara Charlesworth