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dc.contributor.authorStrachan, Glendaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:48:01Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:48:01Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-03-09T07:32:12Z
dc.identifier.issn01576321en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/36422
dc.description.abstractThis article tackles the question of what is the 'good life' for women in employment in Australia through an examination of national legislation and policies. Since 1950 what has been seen as the good life has changed dramatically. The article outlines three phases of change: in the 1950s and 1960s men were regarded as the wage earners and women the homemakers, with women barred from some jobs and paid less than men; in the 1970s legislation and equal pay cases removed overt discrimination against women; from the mid 1980s the complexity of achieving equality for women at work was recognised through equal opportunity legislation, work and family policies and equal pay inquiries. In 2010 the 'good life' for women is having the same opportunities and outcomes in employment as men. While policy provisions support this, the reality of achieving this is difficult. So in 2010 many women are still 'working for the man' in the context that most managers are men.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian Council of Social Serviceen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=077402344220583;res=IELHEAen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom117en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto130en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Social Issuesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume45en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160599en_US
dc.titleStill working for the man? Women's employment experiences in Australia since 1950en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Dept of Employment Relations and Human Resourcesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 ACOSS. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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