Flinders University Flinders Academic Commons
 

Flinders Academic Commons >
Flinders Digital Archive >
National Institute of Labour Studies >
Australian Bulletin of Labour >
Vol. 38 No. 1 2012 >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/26234

Title: Adding insult to injury: how work-life pressures affect the participation of low-paid workers in vocational education and training
Authors: Pocock, Barbara
Skinner, N
Keywords: Employment
Australia
Vocational education
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: National Institute of Labour Studies
Citation: Pocock, B. and Skinner, N., 2012. Adding insult to injury: how work-life pressures affect the participation of low-paid workers in vocational education and training. Australian Bulletin of Labour, Vol. 38 No. 1, pp. 48-67.
Abstract: This paper applies a work-life lens to examine the barriers and challenges confronting low-paid workers in their participation in vocational education and training. It utilises data from a large national survey of Australian workers, as well as qualitative material arising from interviews and focus groups amongst workers, students, and industry representatives in the retail, food processing, and aged-care industries. The findings illustrate how money and time pressures constrain the participation of low-paid workers in vocational education, and how these particularly affect low-paid women. Implications for policy are discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/26234
ISSN: 0311-6336
Appears in Collections:Vol. 38 No. 1 2012

Files in This Item:

There are no files associated with this item.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback