Retiring women: Understanding older female work-life transitions

  • Taylor, Philip (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Brooke, Elizabeth (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Cherry, Nita (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Gregory, Janet (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Olsberg, Diana (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Steinberg, Margaret (Chief Investigator (CI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    As the workforce ages it becomes important to understand the factors affecting choices concerning continued working, working hours or retirement. In industrialized societies retirement paths are becoming more flexible. The prolongation of working lives has particular consequences for women, notably in terms of balancing employment with other roles, along with supplementing what are often small superannuation funds. This study will examine older women's labour market behaviour and experiences, focusing on the transitions into, within and out of the labour market, giving consideration to the multiple individual, organisational, institutional and regulatory interactions structuring these, including exit to retirement.
    Effective start/end date1/07/0931/12/15


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$252,860.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$78,420.00
    • Swinburne University of Technology
    • Emergency Services Superannuation Board (ESSB) (trading as Emergency Services & State Super (ESSSuper)) (Victoria): A$30,000.00
    • Westpac: A$30,000.00
    • UniSuper Limited: A$60,000.00