Work and Life Support Survey

As the winds of change gently breeze across Australia’s male dominated professional landscape, the number of initiatives aimed at supporting greater female participation in the workforce has increased.

However, this leaves us wondering: are our personal lives keeping pace with the change?

According to the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey, women still average 16 hours housework a week, more than double the amount of men. The World Economic Forum backs this finding reporting Australian women spend 311 minutes on unpaid work each day – such as housework, caring responsibilities and volunteering – while men spend 171.6 minutes on the same type of work.

In a tight job market, with workplaces demanding more and more hours, is it feasible to expect men to lean in more on the homefront?

Meanwhile, a recent study conducted by Save the Children Australia shows that while some Australian fathers are actively involved in raising their children, too many describe themselves as “helpers” leaving the day-to-day care of their children to others. Some of the men surveyed in this study claim flexible work arrangements often made available to women were not available to them.

Even if they want to do more hands on parenting, are men getting the support they need to do so?

As more women step into senior roles in corporate Australia we want to know: how is the social fabric of our families adjusting to this change? How does the amount of support they get on the home front stack up as compared with a man in a similar position?

At the same time, are men in senior positions offered the same level of flexibility to allow them to take on their equal share of parental and home duties?

The aim of this survey is to gain insights into how men and women juggle their work life with their family life. Do they share similar experiences or is there a level of inequality in terms of the support that they get? Please take a few short minutes to complete these questions. If you are interested in the results, please provide your email address below and we'll send you the collated results.

Best regards,
Jen Dalitz - jen@jendalitz.com
Lisa Lintern - lisa.lintern@gmail.com

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