National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women
Wellington: NACEW
Case Studies
Area of focus: 
New Zealand

This brochure provides case studies of four New Zealand women, each a working mother. The women describe how they balance work commitments with their personal lives. Their situations range from caring for one to five children, living in urban or rural environments, and engagement in a range of extra-curricular activity such as sport, study or community work. Their solutions to time management often rely on partners and networks of community or friends.

Twenty-four-hour timetables of a typical working day are provided for each woman, and the brochure's conclusion recommends actions for employers, in terms of formal work policy and addressing the informal employment culture at their workplace.