Work takes a toll on Australian family life says Barbara Pocock

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Work takes a toll on Australian family life says Barbara Pocock in The National.

“The notion of an easy-going nation where we get plenty of time for relaxation is true for some, but for a growing proportion, especially men, that is not the case,” said Professor Barbara Pocock, director of the Centre for Work and Life at the University of South Australia.


“I don’t think people are working long hours in Australia in pursuit of the money,” said Ms Pocock, who led the research. “They are doing it because of the culture in many workplaces, where you have to be there and be working hard. This is an interesting shift in Australia remembering that we led the world on reductions in the working week in the 1850s.”

Read the full article in The National here.

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