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Living low paid [online] : some experiences of Australian childcare workers and cleaners

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Internet only - free access
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18 p. ; 30 cm.
Year:
2006
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Electronic resource
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Abstract:
This qualitative study of 41 cleaners and childcare workers disputed three widespread myths about the working poor: that they are "cushioned" by living in households with other earners; that they can supplement their income with second jobs or welfare; and that low paid work is a stepping stone to a better job. Changes under the Work Choices Act could further undermine workers' ability to control their hours of employment, making it harder for low paid workers to juggle a second job.

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