The childcare needs of non-English speaking background women for employment and training

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Author: Keating, Clare

Corporate author:
Association of Non-English Speaking Background Women of Australia (ANESBWA)
Effective Change Consultants

Abstract:

The childcare needs of only some non English speaking background (NESB ) women are being met. The objective of this research and policy paper is to investigate the extent to which the need for childcare is a barrier for NESB women wishing to enter/re-enter employment or employment related training. Research methodology was: a literature review; consultations with officers of relevant government departments and bodies, union representatives, community based advocates and organisations, ethnic childcare and childcare organisations; and case studies. Conclusions include: the cost of formal childcare is a barrier for most NESB women; NESB working women face childcare problems for night shifts, short term arrangements, sick children and after school and during school holidays; Enterprise Bargaining presents an ideal opportunity to provide more flexibility to workers balancing work and family needs; NESB women rely heavily on their families for care of children, who are not receiving financial assistance through governments and who may not be aware of the range of supports and services available for children; and the implications of an aging population are threefold for NESB women, i.e. care for the parent, alternative childcare and additional costs.

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The childcare needs of only some non English speaking background (NESB ) women are being met. The objective of this research and policy paper is to investigate the extent to which the need for childcare is a barrier for NESB women wishing to enter/re-enter employment or employment related training. Research methodology was: a literature review; consultations with officers of relevant government departments and bodies, union representatives, community based advocates and organisations, ethnic childcare and childcare organisations; and case studies. Conclusions include: the cost of formal ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Language; Demographics; Equity; Employment; Gender; Industry; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Minority group; Return to work; Access to education and training; Entry into working life; Organisation; Training

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Granville, New South Wales: ANESBWA, 1994

Physical description: 24, [9] p.

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Also called:
The childcare needs of non English speaking background women for employment and training
The child care needs of non-English speaking background women for employment and training

Series:
Policy paper (Association of Non-English Speaking Background Women of Australia); no. 4

ISBN: 0646183958

Statement of responsibility: Clare Keating

Notes:
Cover: prepared by Clare Keating of the Effective Change Consultants for The Association of Non-English Speaking Background Women of Australia (ANESBWA)

Resource type: Paper

Call Number:
TD/TNC 87.2060



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