eS4W’s Lifelong Economic Wellbeing for Women in Australia project informed dialogue with a diverse range of women in Australia to determine their perceptions of and issues relating to their economic security and wellbeing across their lifecycle. The study included forums and an online survey and revealed the economic challenges and opportunities that impact on women economic wellbeing and to inform eS4W’s public policy advocacy on matters that impact women.
Had your say
In 2015, eS4W and its member organisations organised forums and conducted an online survey to find out what women consider should be the priorities for government, to increase the numbers of women in work, looking for work and looking for decent work and to overcome the gender gap in retirement savings/incomes.
What do women consider should be the priorities for government, to increase the numbers of women in work, looking for work and looking for decent work and to overcome the gender gap in retirement savings/incomes?
Small face to face Consultations were an easyway for women to have their say on what issues they are currently facing about work, incomes and retirement savings; key factors to their economic security. The information and forms in this kit will help you conduct the group and record information.
eS4W produced report on what women consider should be the priorities for government to enhance their workforce participation and to overcome the gender gap in retirement incomes.
Promoting women’s ability to secure decent work, predictable, sustainable and liveable incomes, equitable access to career progress, accumulate relevant assets, and a life without fear of violence, neglect and the feminisation of poverty, is critical.
The capacity of women to participate in, contribute to and benefit from growth processes in ways that recognise the value of their contributions, respect their dignity and make it possible to negotiate a fairer distribution of the benefits of growth.
External factors can influence our financial situation. For example changes in mortgage interest rate, changes in price of rent, job loss, changes in family structure, increased caring of children and/or the elderly, domestic violence, separation and/or divorce, etc.
Most people in Australia participate in the labour force at some stage in their lives, with paid employment of importance financially and personally. Labour force participation changes as people join or leave the labour force, and may be affected by other decisions such as combining work with study or family responsibilities.
There are a range of income inequalities that impact both on economic security in later working life and after retirement. For example – Transitioning to retirement, as a self-funded retiree, Age Pensioner or self-employed.