work life balance

Research report

The foundation for teaching and learning
9 Jul 2018

While most people expect to work a 38-hour full-time week, our public school teachers are working far more. In fact, teachers are working an average of 54 hours per week (43 hours at school and 11 hours at home), due to the increasing administrative demands...

Discussion paper

2 Dec 2016

Does a world with more insecure work need to be a world of greater instability and fear? Are protectionism and nationalism appropriate responses? Are there alternative policy approaches which can bring people and communities together instead of driving them ever further apart?

With global...

Journal article

15 Jun 2016

Work–life practices are frequently suggested as a strategy for improving women's representation in management. We predicted that work–life practices would increase the proportion of women in management, but their impact would be most evident when the workforce gender composition makes gender stereotypes less salient. Hierarchical...

Research report

16 Dec 2014

The Early childhood flexibility practices and patterns report highlights recommendations and future directions for early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in providing flexible arrangements for families and local communities.

The Report was informed through sector surveys, interviews with early childhood services and a...

Research report

30 Oct 2014

Technological, economic and demographic changes have contributed to what we now accept as a 24/7 economy and the ‘standard model’ of working nine to five Monday to Friday, is generally no longer considered standard (Presser, 2003). For example, a shift from a manufacturing-based economy to...

Research report

12 Sep 2009

The supply of formal childcare has expanded in many developed countries. There is ambiguity, however, in the theory that the entry of care providers increases consumers’ surplus and the welfare of households in a market with differentiated services, such as childcare. This study empirically investigates...

Research report

12 May 2009

The Australian government's statutory paid parental leave scheme should be taxpayer-funded, and should provide paid postnatal leave for a total of 18 weeks that can be shared by eligible parents, at the adult federal minimum wage, according to this report.

All those employed with...

Research report

25 May 2006

Around 3.3 million people were engaged in ‘non-traditional’ work in 2004, representing approximately one third of all employed people. Overall, this number had grown since 1998, but non-traditional work’s share of the total workforce remained largely unchanged. Non-traditional work is mostly a temporary or transitory...



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