BCEC Budget 2021: Childcare and Women’s Participation in the Workforce

ContactsRebecca Cassells, Deputy Director
Joanna Holcombe, Industry Engagement Coordinator
Published6 May 2021

“The cost of childcare each week is a huge barrier for women’s workforce participation… Anything we can do to remove those barriers is going to increase workforce participation.”

Watch Associate Professor Rebecca Cassells, Deputy Director of the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, unpacking the childcare reform package announced by the Federal Government ahead of the 2021-22 budget and how this will impact women’s workforce participation.



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