World Bank calls for greater female participation in Seasonal Worker Program

The World Bank report titled 'The Social Impacts of Seasonal Migration: Lessons from Australia’s Seasonal Worker Programme' says women who have participated in the Seasonal Worker Programme have consistently improved their ability to control and manage household finances because of better coordination between spouses on how money is spent, even when they are not direct participants in the program. Picture: RNZ

SYDNEY,17 MAY 2018 (WORLD BANK) – Australia’s Seasonal Worker Programme is delivering more than just financial benefits to Pacific Island countries, with a new study finding that the scheme is also a factor in bringing about positive social impacts both for families that participate, as well as those that don’t. The report undertaken by the […]

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