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The poor socio-economic outcomes of women who have their first child when young are well documented, but the policy implications depend on the causal mechanisms that underlie it. This paper examines this issue using a new Australian panel of young women. No evidence is found...
This research report examines the strategies used by Western Australian families with young children for dealing with the transitions in the family as a consequence of choosing a fly-in fly-out lifestyle.
Theories of networked individualism and urban alienation have challenged the continued purpose and relevance of conventional communities in urban neighbourhood. However, the majority of urban residents surveyed in this research still believe that there are people living in their immediate neighbourhood who may share their...
A report on the appropriateness of current services, provider incentives and government administration of Job Network with respect to assisting disadvantaged job seekers. According to the report current Job Network arrangements do not meet the changing needs of increasingly disadvantaged job seekers and an urgent...
There are limits to the amount of household work parents can outsource, says Paula Wright. If governments are worried about low fertility rates, they should start dealing with the workforce crisis in Australian homes.
In this lecture Barbara Pocock explores the connections between work, care and justice. She argues that Australia is currently missing the opportunity to build a better society that is happier and more sustainable for its citizens in the longer term. Australian governments – of all...