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Newcastle Youth Studies Network webinar — Gendered experiences of the work/education nexus in the COVID era

Event Details
Online Webinar
29 July 2021

This seminar will present research on how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated gender inequality in work and education.

Recent research is showing that the divergence between Australian women’s performance in education and paid employment is widening at present, most likely due in large part to the impact of the pandemic. This finding, as well as myriad reports of the broader gendered impact of the pandemic and resulting public health measures, has highlighted the significance of this topic for youth sociology. This seminar will address the employment/education nexus for Australian women, focusing particularly on the COVID context.


Dr Jenny Chesters
(MGSE, University of Melbourne)

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Penny Jane Burke, Julia Coffey and Stephanie Hardacre
(University of Newcastle)

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Sarah McDonald
(University of South Australia)

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For more information on this webinar and how to register, visit the website

Posted 27 July 2021