parental leave

Blog post

31 Oct 2018

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the next instalment of data from the survey of Pregnancy and Employment Transitions. This little known survey is conducted every six years as a special topic in the November Labour Force Survey. The first survey was undertaken...

Briefing paper

1 Apr 2018

The early years are a critical time for children’s development. Parents’ engagement in their children’s early development and learning has an impact on children’s later educational and life experiences and parents differ in their levels of engagement.

Briefing paper

12 Aug 2017

It has been widely recognised that maternity leave is important to the health of mothers. But what difference does paid maternity leave make? And does paid maternity leave help to reduce health inequalities?

Journal article

24 Feb 2016

This paper uses Australian data from a national representative sample of Australian couples having their first child. Using data from before and after the birth of the child on a range of variables, including economic resources, gender attitudes, workplace flexibility, and availability of non-parental childcare,...


16 Mar 2010

We are still very far from resolving the complex relationship between children, parents and work, writes Sarah Kanowski in Eureka Street

TONY ABBOTT surprised almost everybody on International Women's Day by announcing a parental leave policy of six months at full pay, up to...



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