Investigators: Megan Moskos, Linda Isherwood
Commenced: 2017
Funding body: Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Flinders University


Synopsis

With projected future demand severely outstripping the current workforce size, it is crucial for the aged care sector to develop strategies to encourage non-traditional workers (such as men) into the sector. Yet, despite some recent progress, there is still surprisingly little empirical evidence about how to attract and retain men into gender atypical occupations such as aged care. This study will offer an in-depth and innovative investigation on male aged care workers, their experience of the work and their expectation for the future. It will offer insights into how to attract and retain male workers into the aged care sector.