Changes in the labour force status of lone and couple Australian mothers, 1983-2002

Gray, Matthew, Qu, Lixia, Renda, Jennifer and de Vaus, David (2003) Changes in the labour force status of lone and couple Australian mothers, 1983-2002 Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies

Author Gray, Matthew
Qu, Lixia
Renda, Jennifer
de Vaus, David
Title of report Changes in the labour force status of lone and couple Australian mothers, 1983-2002
Parent publication Australian Institute of Family Studies
Publication date 2003-06
ISBN 0642395039
9780642395030
Publisher Australian Institute of Family Studies
Series Research paper (Australian Institute of Family Studies), no. 33 (2003 Jun.)
Place of publication Melbourne
Total pages 24
Language eng
Subjects 160805 Social Change
Abstract/Summary Over the last twenty years there has been a substantial increase in the proportion of lone mothers employed part-time, while the proportion employed full-time is much the same in 2002 as it was in 1983. The experience of couple mothers is quite different, with both full-time and part-time employment increasing at similar rates. The net effect is that both lone and couple mothers have had similar increases in overall employment rates, but that the nature of the growth in employment has been different among the lone and couple mother populations. This paper uses data from the 1986 and 1996 Australian Censuses to explore the possible reasons for the differences in the labour market trends of lone and couple mothers.
Q-Index Code A1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Description: viii, 24 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.

Document type: Research Report
Collection: School of Social Science Publications
 
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