The Economic and Social Participation Research Initiative (ESPRIt) at the University of Melbourne will organise a seminar titled ‘Public Policy & Women’s Workforce Participation’ on 9 October, 3.30pm at Room 920, Level 9, Law Bulding (185 Pelham St).

The objective of this seminar is to showcase some of the research on women’s workforce participation and how it is shaped by public policy, conducted in different disciplines. The event aims to stimulate cross-unit and multi-disciplinary networking and exchange of ideas, and promotes multi-disciplinary collaboration opportunities.

Three researchers from different faculties will present their current and prospective research for 10-15 minutes each. Miranda Stewart (Melbourne Law School) will discuss the presentations and initiate the discussion among the audience.

This will be followed by drinks, informal networking and further discussion.

The speakers:

Miranda Stewart, Professor (Melbourne Law School)
Chair and Discussant

Alysia Blackham, Senior Lecturer (Melbourne Law School)
“Older women workers, age discrimination and public policy: a perfect storm for inhibiting workforce participation?”

Tania King, Research Fellow (Melbourne School of Population and Global Health)
“Role expansion and role conflict: associations between gender equality and health across country and policy contexts”

Inga Lass, Research Fellow (Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research)
“Non-standard employment and its effects on families and intimate relationships”

Please RSVP via email: [email protected].

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