Aims:
  • Expected outcomes are: improved knowledge about the phenomenon of geographical flexibility and insights into whether and how this flexibility affects the organisation of paid employment and caring responsibilities with households.

Geographical Flexibility in Australia

The current structure of the Australian labour market often demands that employees be both geographically mobile as well as flexible. Yet little is known about the way in which the combination of these two factors, mobility and flexibility, or geographical flexibility, affects employees as well as households and their ability to combine work and care.

This study will: investigate how and in what way managers in employed in the private sector are geographically flexible at work and will explore how and in what way this geographical flexibility affects the strategies they and their partner adopt for combining work and care.

Project Value: 
$12 000.00
Funding: 
UQNRSU - New Staff Research Start-Up Grant
Date: 
2012 to 2013
Time status: 
Current
Contact: 
Doctor Mara A. Yerkes (m.yerkes@uq.edu.au )
Aims:
  • Expected outcomes are: improved knowledge about the phenomenon of geographical flexibility and insights into whether and how this flexibility affects the organisation of paid employment and caring responsibilities with households.
Cluster: 
Program/Affiliation: 
Type: 
Qualitative
Keywords: 
Employment
Labour market
Families
Number: 
ISSR010317