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Hours of work and gender identity: does part-time work make the family happier?

Booth, Alison L; van Ours, Jan C


Taking into account inter-dependence within the family, we investigate the relationship between part-time work and happiness. We use panel data from the new Household, Income and Labor Dynamics in Australia Survey. Our analysis indicates that part-time women are more satisfied with working hours than full-time women. Partnered women’s life satisfaction is increased if their partners work full-time. Male partners’ life satisfaction is unaffected by their partners’ market hours but is increased...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: Economica
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0335.2007.00670.x


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