The power of the pram: do young children determine female job satisfaction?

Kifle, T., Kler, P. and Shankar, S. (2013) The power of the pram: do young children determine female job satisfaction?. Applied Economics Letters, 21 4: 289-292. doi:10.1080/13504851.2013.856991

Author Kifle, T.
Kler, P.
Shankar, S.
Title The power of the pram: do young children determine female job satisfaction?
Journal name Applied Economics Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1350-4851
Publication date 2013-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13504851.2013.856991
Volume 21
Issue 4
Start page 289
End page 292
Total pages 4
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Policy-makers worldwide have attempted a number of strategies over the last few decades to increase female labour-force participation without jeopardizing their choice of also maintaining a fulfilling family life, should they choose to do so. One such Australian strategy heavily subscribed by females with young children has been to promote part-time employment. Results provide evidence that females with young children at home engaged in part-time employment are generally more satisfied with their working hours and work–life balance relative to those with older and no children, whilst the opposite holds when looking at those in full-time employment. This suggests that part-time employment should be pursued as a policy tool to aid females with young children maintain a relationship with the labour market without having to also give up being the primary carer of their children.
Keyword Job satisfaction
Part-time employment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2013, 21:25:03 EST by Dr Temesgen Kifle on behalf of School of Economics