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Janeen Baxter

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Never let a crisis go to waste: social policy opportunities from COVID-19

In this paper, the authors share a range of ideas relating to health, labour markets, the tax and transfer system, gender equality, education, housing, and criminal justice. The aim is to provide an optimistic, forward-looking counterpoint to what has undoubtedly been a catastrophic year.
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Mothers, fathers and the intergenerational transmission of gender role attitudes

Traditional gender beliefs play an important role in (re-)producing gender inequalities, and trends towards gender egalitarianism have stalled. As such, identifying factors that contribute to individuals upholding traditional versus egalitarian gender-role attitudes is an important scholarly endeavour.
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Transformative event, disruption or cumulative disadvantage? Labor market and education trajectories of young mothers in Australia

This paper investigates the effects of young parenthood on the following years of labour market and educational participation, using data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey.
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Marital dissolution and personal wealth: examining gendered trends across the dissolution process

This study examines personal wealth changes over the dissolution process, starting up to three years prior to separation and until 15 years after legal divorce.
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“Everyone my age doesn’t know what it’s like”: a mixed-method study of young mothers and social support in Australia

This research examines how young Australian mothers (i) compare to older mothers in levels of social support and personal resources, and (ii) perceive and experience the quality and type of social support available to them.