Work and Leisure.
Australia Trends in patterns for Work and Leisure have been continuously changing, The change for these two topics have allowed more flexibility for Gender and Age, when talking about Gender they now allow women to do more then they were required to do years ago, they have gone from stay at home mums to working the jobs that males would be doing, even when it comes to leisure women are now able to play football, they may not be able to play major league or professional but their leisure activities have grown over the years and people have accepted them.
Between 1966 and 1998 the number of Australians in paid employment increased by
over 77%, from 4.82 million to 8.54 million.
At this time the employment rates for men and women have dramatically moved closer, the decrease for men was followed by a employment rate across a wide age for the females except the Very young and the old, The age was based around 25-54.
The female participation in the work force has been described as “one of the most significant dimensions of social change in recent years” (Probert 1997:6)’
Gender has always played a massive role in the status people have, despite the change the continuing factors still affect the female role since 1950 -
Career Aspirations- going for a career that are dominated by male still change females minds to a less dominating career.
Opportunities- if the job isn’t classified as safe for women the wall of options is put up for women.
Status in the workplace- If a female decides to take a job that is mainly aimed at men to do, the opportunity to gain promotions is dropped.
Certain trends that relate work and leisure together are the annual leave we are allowed from work, by working a certain amount of hours you get a certain amount of paid leave which for most people can classify this as their “leisure leave” in most cases to have leisure time you need money, so that which requires you to work.
Ways of work changing throughout...