The personal and the professional: betwixt and between the paid and unpaid responsibilities of working women with chronic illness

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Werth, Shalene. 2017. "The personal and the professional: betwixt and between the paid and unpaid responsibilities of working women with chronic illness." New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations. 42 (3), pp. 63-74.
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The personal and the professional: betwixt and between the paid and unpaid responsibilities of working women with chronic illness

ERA Journal ID35370
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorWerth, Shalene
Journal TitleNew Zealand Journal of Employment Relations
Journal Citation42 (3), pp. 63-74
Number of Pages12
Year2017
Place of PublicationNew Zealand
ISSN0110-0637
1176-4716
1179-2965
Web Address (URL)http://www.nzjournal.org/NZJER42%283%29.pdf
Abstract

The labour market outcomes experienced by women with chronic illness are subject to a number of influences. These influences have been recently expanded to include the normative expectations of wellbeing as a prerequisite for productivity in their various social and working roles. Discussion of these factors is often situated within the bounds of the workplace. One area, external to the workplace, which needs greater attention is the role of family and friends as part of the support network for these women. The personal environment has the potential to allow women with chronic illness to excel in their work and careers, however, it may also result in less positive outcomes. This paper examines the workforce experiences of women with chronic illness and role that personal and professional influences play in their workplace outcomes.

Keywordschronic illness, labour market outcomes, personal support, workplace, gender, careers
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350503. Human resources management
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Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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