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Title: How to support children whose parent works away for long periods
Contributor(s): Rogers, Marg  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2019-12-24
Open Access: Yes
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Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390302 Early childhood education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 939903 Equity and Access to Education
930503 Resourcing of Education and Training Systems
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160101 Early childhood education
Abstract: It's not always possible for families to be together during the Christmas holidays if one parent is working away for several days. They could be on a tour of duty for the Australian Defence Force or in a fly-in, fly-out mining position.
Other jobs, such as those in long-distance transport, firefighting, seasonal agriculture and other occupations, can also regularly take a parent away from home.
Such types of work can be challenging for those seeking a good work-life balance. The parent who works away misses out on time with family, which can be especially difficult with younger children.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: The Conversation (Education)
Publisher: The Conversation Media Group Ltd
Place of Publication: Australia
HERDC Category Description: C3 Non-Refereed Article in a Professional Journal
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