Working Part Time: Reflections on "Practicing" the Work - Family Juggling Act
AbstractThis paper examines part time work as a solution to the dilemma of reconciling work and family demands for mothers, in the context of the social devaluation of caring work and the workforce devaluation of part time workers.Frameworks suggested by several recent writers in the area are considered, and the state of the existing Australian case law on discrimination against part time workers is discussed. Progress in not penalising part time work depends on broadening the paradigms of the ideal worker beyond the current model of the full time worker with no domestic impediments.
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