Grandparent Childcare and Mature Age Labour Market Participation in Australia

Project Status: Archive
Research Areas: Care; Families & Communities
Funding Agency: National Seniors Australia
Non-Staff Involved: Bridget Jenkins

This project explores the intersection between intergenerational childcare provision and the decision by grandparents to withdraw from, scale back, or otherwise alter their labour market participation. This project utilises a mixed-methods approach including an online survey followed by focus groups with grandparents who provide regular childcare for their grandchildren. The project is motivated by the need to uncover what role grandparent childcare plays in grandparents’ work and retirement decisions, and the role for policy in supporting grandparents to make real choices about work and childcare.


Publications

Grandparent childcare and labour market participation in Australia (PDF)

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