Jennifer Renda


Review of government initiatives for reconciling work and family life

Presents a review of government initiatives that help families balance their work and family responsibilities, highlighting innovative ideas and including a discussion of international trends and themes. Summary This AIFS Research Report presents a review of government initiatives that help families balance their work and...

Lone and couple mothers in the Australian labour market

While more mothers have been participating in the paid workforce over recent years, the employment rate of lone mothers remains lower than that of couple mothers. Concerns about the wellbeing of adults and children living in jobless households contribute to continuing interest in explaining the...

Employment aspirations of non-working mothers with long-term health problems

This paper looks at the employment aspirations and expectations of mothers with and without long-term health problems, and the relationship between their desire to work and the reality of their participation in the labour force.

Reservation wages and the earnings capacity of lone and couple mothers: are wage expectations too high?

Matthew Gray and Jennifer Renda present evidence on the extent to which non-working, lone and couple mothers who would like to work, can estimate the minimum wage which they need to be paid in order to accept a job offer (their reservation wage).

Australians working together: evaluation of the impact of activity requirements for parenting payment customers on their children aged 13–15 years

Since September 2003 the Parenting Payment recipients whose youngest child is 13 to 15 years old have been reuired to undertake one or more activities (such as job search, education, training or community work) to develop and enhance their work skills and prepare them for...