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Hour-glass ceilings: Work-hour thresholds, gendered health inequities

Dinh, Huong; Strazdins, Lyndall; Welsh, Jennifer


Long workhours erode health, which the setting of maximum weekly hours aims to avert. This 48-h limit, and the evidence base to support it, has evolved from a workforce that was largely male, whose time in the labour force was enabled by women's domestic work and care giving. The gender composition of the workforce has now changed, and many women (as well as some men) combine care-giving with paid work, a change viewed as fundamental for gender equality. However, it raises questions on the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017-01-18
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.01.024


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