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The aim of this paper is to explain why time use data are essential for analyzing issues of gender equity and the intra-household allocation of resources, for comparing living standards and for estimating the behavioural effects of changes in policy variables.
Using data from the new Household, Income and Labor Dynamics in Australia Survey, Alison Booth and Jan van Ours find that women in part-time work are more satisfied with working hours than women in full-time work. Partnered women’s life satisfaction is increased if their partners...
In recent years, the US, UK and Australia have lowered tax rates on high incomes and expanded tax credits and family transfer payments that are withdrawn on the joint income of a couple. These reforms result in significant changes in the structure of marginal and...
Overall, financial stress and conflict have independent effects on youths' transitions and youths' perspectives have different consequences to those of their mothers.
This paper analyzes the effect of mothers' and youths' reports of family financial stress and conflict on youths' transitions into adult roles....
This paper examines whether the expansion of higher education has reduced inequality by providing more opportunities for students from less privileged backgrounds to attend university or further entrenched existing inequalities.
Drawing on Maximally Maintained Inequality theory and Relative Risk Aversion theory, the author uses...