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The influence of income and work hours on first birth for Australian women

Kingsley, Meg


Multigenerational disadvantage is related to patterns of family formation because divergent childbearing pathways widen socioeconomic differences in children’s resources. Socioeconomic differences in the timing of first family formation (age at first birth) in Australia have been found using educational attainment as a proxy for socioeconomic status. International evidence suggests that income may be a more direct measure, however its use is confounded by its relationship with work hours. Using...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Population Research
DOI: 10.1007/s12546-018-9200-4


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