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Parents' Jobs in Australia: Work Hours Polarisation and the Consequences for Job Quality and Gender Equality

Charlesworth, Sara; Strazdins, Lyndall; O'Brien, Lean; Sims, Sharryn

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This paper documents the gendered polarisation of work hours between mothers and fathers in Australia. Drawing on a large Australian sample of employee parents, we investigate the links between job quality and employment contract. Our focus is on mothers and fathers of young children - families facing high care demands - and investigate whether shorter and longer hour jobs carry the same contract and quality costs. Using a truncated measure of job quality, we find for both mothers and fathers...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/53386
Source: Australian Journal of Labour Economics

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