Report on 'Valuing unpaid caring work in order to address women's unequal participation in the workplace and the gender gap in retirement savings'

Past project

This project analyses existing data and information about unpaid caring work and how it can be valued in the Australian context. The research aims to produce a report addressing the following: the nature of unpaid caring work in Australia; any relationship between unpaid caring work and women's un-equal participation in the workforce, and women's long-term economic security (in particular, retirement savings); the different models/measures used in Australia and internationally which recognise and remunerate unpaid caring work; and options for reform to address any findings arising from the research.

Funding Agency

Australian Human Rights Commission

Publications

Investing in care: Recognising and valuing those who care Vol. 1 (PDF)

Investing in care: Recognising and valuing those who care Vol. 2 (PDF)

Organisational units