From child care to elder care: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

Venue: Online Australia

Start Date: Thu 18 Oct 2018 Start Time: 1200

End Date: Thu 18 Oct 2018 End Time: 1300

Caregiving roles and responsibilities, especially in an informal or unpaid capacity, are a significant part of many women’s lives. As women transition in and out of caring for children, parents, partners and grandchildren they juggle other responsibilities like family, employment and their own healthcare needs.

Join Associate Professor Leigh Tooth for an informative webinar as we launch From child care to elder care: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health. 

Leigh will highlight findings from the report including:

  • Mother’s use and perceptions of formal and informal childcare and their experiences returning to work
  • Is caring for the grandchildren a joy or a burden?
  • Caring for the long-term ill, disabled or frail
    • Who becomes a carer
    • Who are they caring for and why?
    • How much time do women give?
  • The needs of live-in carers vs those who care for someone outside the home
  • The health impacts and experiences of carers caught in the sandwich generation

From child care to elder Care: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health was developed for the Australian Government Department of Health. It investigates patterns of caregiving across women’s life course, the socio-demographic factors associated with caregiving patterns, and the impact of caregiving on social, employment and health outcomes of caregivers, including their health service use. It draws on longitudinal survey data and linked MBS and PBS datasets from three generations of women aged 18 to 97. It incorporates insight into the lived experiences of caregivers through the analysis of participants' personal stories and reflections.

The report will be available for download from October 15th via

Organisation: The University of Queensland


Topic: Health / Medical; Society / Lifestyle

Public ContactName Helen Gray
Phone 0733464723