Restructuring in the global economy over the past two decades has brought major changes to Australia. This restructuring has had profound effects upon women’s lives. More women are now in paid work, equal opportunity provisions have been established and the welfare system has undergone major changes.

In Women in a restructuring Australia, leading feminist scholars, including Lois Bryson, Bettina Cass, Rosemary du Plessis, Belinda Probert and Shelia Shaver, ask:

  • Has restructuring improved the position of women?
  • Has greater gender equality been achieved?
  • What are the implications for both women’s and men’s citizenship?

Women in a restructuring Australia is the most up-to-date book covering women’s social and economic position in paid employment and welfare. It is essential reading for students and scholars in women’s studies, sociology, social work, economics and politics.