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Women, children and RTW

RTWMatters team

Injury has a big impact on home life. Does home life (especially caring for dependent children) impact RTW in turn?

Women perform three-quarters of the unpaid labour in families (e.g. cooking and cleaning) and two-thirds of the child care, often in addition to paid work. There is some evidence that women with dependent children take longer to recover and return to work than women who have no dependent children. How do women with dependent children manage RTW? What additional barriers and challenges might they face? The Institute for Safety, Compensa...

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