Integration and Collaboration

Workforce Participation

Workforce Participation

In April 2017, the RDA Illawarra commissioned IRIS Research to explore and measure the attitudes towards and motivations of workforce participation in the Illawarra region which could provide insights that can help in future policy setting and advocacy to maximise regional productivity and community connectedness. The specific research objectives were: 

  • Understand why the Illawarra experiences low levels of male participation and high levels of female participation in the workforce
  • Identify the motivations of, and barriers to, participation in the workforce in the Illawarra region
  • Identify the difference between females and males with regard to their attitudes and expectations of participation in the workforce

Workforce Participation in the Illawarra report is available here


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