The Background

eS4W’s Lifelong Economic Wellbeing for Women in Australia project will be an informed dialogue with a diverse range of women in Australia to determine their perceptions of and issues relating to their economic security and wellbeing across their lifecycle. The study will include forums and an online survey and is expected to reveal the economic challenges and/or opportunities that impact on women economic wellbeing and to inform eS4W’s public policy advocacy on matters that impact women.

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Have your say

Until 13th November 2015, eS4W and its member organisations will organise forums and an online survey to find out what women consider should be the priorities for government, to increase the numbers of women in work, looking for work and looking for decent work and to overcome the gender gap in retirement savings/incomes.

Survey

Take our survey

What do women consider should be the priorities for government, to increase the numbers of women in work, looking for work and looking for decent work and to overcome the gender gap in retirement savings/incomes?

Consultation kit

Download the consultation kit

Small face to face Consultations are an easy way for women to have their say on what issues they are currently facing about work, incomes and retirement savings; key factors to their economic security. The information and forms in this kit will help you conduct the group and record information.

Documents

Read the proposal

eS4W will produce a report on what women consider should be the priorities for government to enhance their workforce participation and to overcome the gender gap in retirement incomes.

 

The issues

Lifelong economic wellbeing

Lifelong economic wellbeing

Promoting women’s ability to secure decent work, predictable, sustainable and liveable incomes, equitable access to career progress, accumulate relevant assets, and a life without fear of violence, neglect and the feminisation of poverty, is critical.

Sustainable economic empowerment

Sustainable economic empowerment

The capacity of women to participate in, contribute to and benefit from growth processes in ways that recognise the value of their contributions, respect their dignity and make it possible to negotiate a fairer distribution of the benefits of growth.

Changing economic conditions

Changing economic conditions

External factors can influence our financial situation. For example changes in mortgage interest rate, changes in price of rent, job loss, changes in family structure, increased caring of children and/or the elderly, domestic violence, separation and/or divorce, etc.

Workforce participation

Workforce participation

Most people in Australia participate in the labour force at some stage in their lives, with paid employment of importance financially and personally. Labour force participation changes as people join or leave the labour force, and may be affected by other decisions such as combining work with study or family responsibilities.

Income inequalities

Income inequalities in later life

There are a range of income inequalities that impact both on economic security in later working life and after retirement. For example – Transitioning to retirement, as a self-funded retiree, Age Pensioner or self-employed.

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