Barbara Pocock


Jobs but not enough work. How power keeps workers anxious and wages low

We've the lowest unemployment rate in eight years, but little to celebrate.

The persistent challenge: living, working and caring in Australia in 2014

The Australian Work and Life Index (AWALI) survey measures how work intersects with other life activities, as seen by a randomly selected representative group of 2,690 working Australians.

A framework for adaptation of Australian households to heat waves

Climate change is leading to an increased frequency and severity of heat waves. Spells of several consecutive days of unusually high temperatures have led to increased mortality rates for the more vulnerable in the community. The problem is compounded by the escalating energy costs and...

Morning, noon and night: the infiltration of work email into personal and family life

We live in a time of rapidly changing technology that impacts on every aspect of our lives. Perhaps the most noticeable changes are developments in technologies that enhance our capacity to communicate with each other and access information. Smartphones, laptops, broadband and wi-fi provide 24/7...

The big squeeze: work, home and care in 2012

In recent years a number of major events have influenced Australians’ work, personal, family and community lives. The global financial crisis commenced in 2007/8 and international financial markets have experienced continuing instability. The Fair Work Act 2009 introduced a number of changes to the regulation...