The five core areas identified by eS4W members for review:
1. Lifelong economic wellbeing for women
The aim of this section’s questions areas to identify how women in Australia view their lifelong economic wellbeing and identify the concomic, financial and/or equality measures that could improve the lifelong economic wellbeing of women.
The aim of this section’s questions are to measure sustainable economic empowerment mechanisms and the impact of these across a woman’s working lifetime.
3. Women’s ability to cope with changing conditions in the economy
The aim of this section’s questions are to identify the impacts of changing economic conditions on women’s lives and to identify some ways in which they have adapted to changing conditions. This area may identify gaps in policy, services, and may also give an insight into the way in which women change their lifestyles due to changing economic conditions. In some instances, you may wish to explore further to find out if their partners have also changed their lifestyles due to economic circumstances.
4. Women’s participation in paid work
The aim of this section’s questions ares to capture how women interact / react to participating in the paid work force.What makes it possible or not possible to participate in paid work – such as: childcare, flexible work arrangements, access to transport, proximity to work, skills, expertise.
5. Women’s income in later life (50 years plus)
The aim of this section’s questions is to identify the scope and range of income inequalities that impact both on economic security in later working life and after retirement (example – Transitioning to retirement, as a self-funded retiree, Age Pensioner, self-employed).