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Women, Work and the Menopause

78% of women aged between 45 and 54 participate in the Australian labour market – this represents over one million women who are experiencing or have recently experienced menopause within a work context.

Women, Work and the Menopause is the first academic study in Australia to explore the experiences of menopause for professional women as part of a broader appreciation of workplace health and well-being in later life.

The project incorporates two research studies:

  1. The Women at Work Study: a quantitative study surveying over 800 women employed by three Australian Universities; and
  2. The Prime Project: a qualitative study via face-to-face interviews with 48 women employed by two Australian Universities.

This website provides findings from these studies as well as an open source downloadable report which can be found here