Mark Western

Conference paper

Lifecourse pathways and housework time: Australia and the United Kingdom

This paper examines data from the Households, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey and the British Household Panel Study (BHPS) to investigate the impact of lifecourse pathways on domestic labour time.

Paid and unpaid work in Australian households: towards an understanding of the new gender division of labour

Recent changes in the labour force participation rates of men and women give rise to new questions regarding the division of labour in Australian families. Over the last few decades we have seen a marked increase in the labour force participation rates of women and...

Who decides? The social characteristics of who initiates marital separation

This study investigates gender differences in the associations between social characteristics and men’s and women’s reports of which spouse initiated marital separation. Using retrospective data on 9,147 first marriages from the Household Income and Labor Dynamics in Australia survey (2001), we find that some social...