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Position of women in Australian construction industry

conference contribution
posted on 10.03.2020, 00:00 by B King, Pushpitha Kalutara, Darryl O'Brien, Ronald Webber, Stephen Poulter, Hayden Cassar
Australian Bureau of Statistics suggests that the construction industry is so integral to Australia that contributes a great proportion to the nations’ GDP while generating the highest number of employment opportunities. However, there is a doubt whether a major recognition is given to the women in Australia in those employment opportunities; otherwise, knowingly undervalued by the industry. The current study attempts to find an answer through hypothesis validation which checks whether women’s involvement of Australian construction industry has significantly increased in recent years referring to past 10 years. Research design will be based on the analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics data and the findings of an extensive literature review. The study will also discuss the challenges, benefits and recommendations extending literature review and conducting an organizational review. The findings reveal the derived hypothesis is true and aftermath discussion suggests that it may be due to promotion of the industry and/or encouragement of women by support groups/ organizations. Research outcomes have a social importance; hence, Australian government agencies, construction organizations, professional bodies and other agencies can promote female workers entering Australian construction industry

History

Editor

Zhao X; Kalutara PL; Webber RJ

Start Page

124

End Page

132

Number of Pages

9

Start Date

06/11/2019

Finish Date

08/11/2019

ISBN-13

9781921047510

Location

Noosa, Qld., Australia

Publisher

Central Queensland University

Place of Publication

Rockhampton, QLD, Australia

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

43rd Australasian University Building Educators Association Conference (AUBEA)