Removing barriers to participation for people with disability
Policies that remove barriers to participation could substantially improve health and wellbeing for people with disability, say University of Melbourne experts.
How remote work is invading our spaces
While work needs to happen somewhere, in a post-pandemic world, that somewhere can be anywhere. But is that a good thing, asks University of Melbourne expert.
Women are doing too much and it’s hurting their mental health
Women still do most of the unpaid work at home while also working. A first-of-its-kind University of Melbourne review finds it’s hurting their mental health.
A family breakup is a poverty trap for women
A woman’s risk of falling into poverty doubles after a separation, with a family breakup a poverty trap for many, says new University of Melbourne research
Persistent poverty is a major policy issue
While a job is often crucial to lifting people out of poverty, adequate income support and child care are also critical, say University of Melbourne researchers
How Australia’s internal migrants could benefit our regions
Regional Australia can benefit from ‘tree and sea changers’, but University of Melbourne experts say we need to understand their motivations and skills.
Blurring the weekend
HILDA Survey shows many Australian do some work on the weekend; a University of Melbourne expert asks whether working from home will further blur the weekend
How working away is changing home
Research by University of Melbourne and Western Sydney University shows the effects on Australian households when one partner works away from home for weeks.
Who’s hit hardest by the COVID-19 economic shutdown?
Using HILDA data, a University of Melbourne expert highlights the people most vulnerable to the COVID-19 downturn – low-wage earners, women and the young
Flexible working beyond COVID-19
A University of Melbourne expert says COVID-19 is an unprecedented experiment for the modern workplace and proves flexible working can work for many employees.