Mobility, Travel and Work: ‘I’d Like to Live Overseas Again’

  • Anne KearyEmail author
  • Lucas Walsh


The post-school pathways of the women in this study were fluid and non-linear. The lives of many interviewees of Generations 2 and 3 featured geographic mobility. Stories of mobility were diverse. In particular, relational, gendered, spatial and temporal influences were part of the journeys of the interviewees. Women moved along pathways from home and back again and in some instances, multiple times. Aspirations for travel, it was suggested by one interviewee, stemmed from volunteering experienced at Catholic schools. Family histories of travel influenced an ambition to travel. Mobility occurred for a range of purposes ranging from exploration of other countries, for purposes of work to fulfilling spiritual endeavours. These global experiences provided valuable employment opportunities and financial security, and were perceived as desirable; at times, becoming part of the lifestyle of interviewees.


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  1. 1.Faculty of EducationMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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