IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this paper

The Relationship Between Personal, Family, Resource and Work Factors and Maternal Employment in Australia

Listed author(s):
  • Edith Gray
  • Peter McDonald
Registered author(s):

    The factors associated with mothers’ attachment to the labour force are of interest to social researchers and policy makers. Previous research conducted had found that factors such as mother’s education, number of children, partner’s employment and gender role attitudes were related to employment of mother’s. This paper adapts a theoretical model of the effect of family-household and work system factors on job turnover, to examine maternal employment in Australia using nationally representative longitudinal data. It is found that education, financial situation, the number of young children and attitudes are important factors in understanding maternal employment ... Les chercheurs sociaux et les décideurs politiques ont étudié les facteurs qui conditionnent les mères de famille sur le marché de l’emploi. Selon les premiers résultats, ces facteurs varient selon l’éducation de la mère, le nombre d’enfants, le travail du conjoint et les comportements sociaux. Ce document adapte un modèle théorique de l’effet famille-ménage et des facteurs de l’emploi sur la rotation de la main d’oeuvre pour examiner l’emploi des mères en Australie en utilisant des données nationales longitudinales représentatives. Il en ressort que l’éducation, la situation financière, le nombre d’enfants et les comportements sociaux sont des facteurs importants s’il on veut comprendre l’emploi maternel ...

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Labour Market and Social Policy Occasional Papers with number 62.

    in new window

    Date of creation: 29 Oct 2002
    Handle: RePEc:oec:elsaaa:62-en
    Contact details of provider: Postal:
    2 rue Andre Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16

    Phone: 33-(0)-1-45 24 82 00
    Fax: 33-(0)-1-45 24 85 00
    Web page:

    More information through EDIRC

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:oec:elsaaa:62-en. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: ()

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.