04 September 2009 | Using the first two waves of the Vietnam Living Standards Survey, this paper investigates how a father's temporary absence affects children left behind in terms of their school attendance, household expenditures on education, and nonhousework labour supply in the 1990s.
22 May 2006 | Alison Booth and Margi Wood find that, once unobserved individual heterogeneity has been taken into account, part-time men and women typically earn an hourly pay premium. This premium varies with casual employment status, but is always positive. They advance some hypotheses as to why there is a part-time pay advantage in Australia.
11 May 2006 | Alison Booth, Melvyn Coles and Xiaodong Gong show that there are increasing returns to education at the margin of labour market participation margin. They find that the issue the increasing returns to education will be most relevant for women or other people with large enough home productivity.
20 December 2005 | Using data from the new Household, Income and Labor Dynamics in Australia Survey, Alison Booth and Jan van Ours find that women in part-time work are more satisfied with working hours than women in full-time work. Partnered women’s life satisfaction is increased if their partners work full-time. Male partners’ life satisfaction is unaffected by their partners’ market hours but is increased if they themselves are working full-time.
16 December 2005 | Using data from the 2003 wave of the British Household Panel Survey Alison Booth and Hiau Joo Kee test if siblings are assigned equal shares in the family’s educational
resources. They find that they are not, and that the shares decrease with birth order.