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Determinants of Australian mothers' employment: An analysis of lone and couple mothers

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  • Matthew Gray

    (Australian National University)

  • Lixia Qu

    (Australian Institute of Family Studies)

  • David de Vaus

    (La Trobe University)

  • Christine Millward

    (Australian Institute of Family Studies)

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While the lower rates of employment of lone mothers as compared with couple mothers has been well documented, the reasons for the employment gap are less well understood. This paper uses data from the 1996 Australian Census to analyse the factors which explain the employment gap.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Labor and Demography with number 0405005.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 14 May 2004
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpla:0405005

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  1. Hersch, Joni & Stratton, Leslie S, 1994. "Housework, Wages, and the Division of Housework Time for Employed Spouses," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 84(2), pages 120-25, May.
  2. Russell Ross & Peter Saunders, 1990. "The Labour Supply Behaviour of Single Mothers and Married Mothers in Australia," Discussion Papers 0019, University of New South Wales, Social Policy Research Centre.
  3. Anh T. Le & Paul W. Miller, 2000. "An Evaluation of Inertia Models of Unemployment," Australian Economic Review, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, vol. 33(3), pages 205-220.
  4. Harris, Mark N, 1996. "Modelling the Probability of Youth Unemployment in Australia," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 72(217), pages 118-29, June.
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  1. Wamuthenya, W.R., 2010. "Economic crisis and women’s employment rate in a Sub-Saharan African country: explaining the rise in women’s employment rate in the urban areas of Kenya," ISS Working Papers - General Series 500, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS), The Hague.
  2. Matthew Gray & Lixia Qu & Jennifer Renda & David de Vaus, 2004. "Changes in the labour force status of lone and couple Australian mothers, 1983-2002," Labor and Demography 0405004, EconWPA.

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