Different Merry-Go-Rounds: Families, Communities and the 7-Day Roster
A booklet outlining some of the major impacts of the 7-day work roster on families and communities from the perspective of women in four coal-mining communities in Central Queensland, Australia.
Based on action research conducted in 1991, the study raises some of the issues encountered by women, men and families after the introduction of the 7-day roster. It highlights the need to consider factors broader than increased pay arrangements and men's leisure time.
The booklet is illustrated with cartoons by Gaynor Cardew.
Gibson, K. 1993. Different Merry-Go-Rounds: Families, Communities and the 7-Day Work Roster. (Clayton, Victoria: Monash University Centre for Women's Studies and Department of Geography and Environmental Science).