Special vocation?: association between caring for someone with a disability and probability of completing a vocational qualification among the Indigenous population


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Author: Crawford, Heather; Biddle, Nicholas; Hunter, Boyd


Questions about the extent to which informal caring responsibilities affect participation in education and educational attainment are important to many policy areas. Policy development in areas of formal child care, aged care, disability services, paid parental leave, family-friendly policies in workplaces, female labour force participation and gender equity can be informed by evidence of how caring affects educational participation and attainment. This is particularly true for women, who bear the brunt of providing informal care in Australian society. Indigenous Australians are more...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Participation; Indigenous people; Outcomes; Qualifications; Statistics; Culture and society; Disability

Keywords: No Frills Conference; Data analysis; Longitudinal data; Family

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2016

Physical description: 25 p.

Also called: Special vocation?: how Indigenous people's caring responsibilities predict their subsequent participation in vocational education and attainment of qualifications

Conference number: 25th

Date: 2016

Place: Rockhampton, Queensland

Resource type: Conference

Document number: TD/TNC 125.95

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