Publications

Sharing the Boom Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Grace Gao Along with its relaxed lifestyle and beautiful beaches, Western Australia is arguably most recognised for the riches to be found under its red earth and clear blue oceans. International demand for iron ore, and the strength of China as a... Read article 28 February 2014Focus on WA Read More
Is Working from Home Good Work or Bad Work? Michael Dockery, Sherry Bawa Abstract There is concern that workers are finding it increasingly difficult to balance work and family life and face growing time stress. Working from home is one form of flexibility in working arrangements that may assist workers to juggle work... Read article 1 February 2014Journal Articles Read More
Parents’ nonstandard work schedules and child well-being Jianghong Li, Garth Kendall, Michael Dockery There is concern that workers are finding it increasingly difficult to balance work and family life and face growing time stress. Working from home is one form of flexibility in working arrangements that may assist workers to juggle work and... Read article 1 February 2014Journal Articles Read More
The effect of unpaid caregiving intensity on labour force participation Ha Nguyen, Luke B. Connelly It is well acknowledged that the intensity of caregiving affects the labour force participation of caregivers. The literature so far has not, however, been able to control effectively for the endogeneity of caregiving intensity. This paper contributes by dealing with... Read article 1 January 2014Journal Articles Read More
Work Incentives and Decisions to Remain in Paid Work in Australia Rachel Ong, Gavin Wood, Melek Cigdem Introduction Lifting workforce participation rates is a key objective of Australian policy-makers. The most recent evidence of this emerged in the lead up to the 2013 Federal election. The Coalition proposed that young Australians unemployed for 12 months or more and receiving... Read article 1 December 2013Working Papers Read More
Alternative Methods of Estimating Interaction Effects in Non-Linear Models Siobhan Austen, Rachel Ong, Richard Seymour Introduction This paper reviews alternative methods for estimating interaction effects in non-linear models. Interaction effects refer to the way in which the relationship between two variables can differ between categories of a third variable. Many researchers attempt to measure interaction effects, understanding that... Read article 1 December 2013Working Papers Read More
Elder Care and the Employment Intentions of Mature Age Women Siobhan Austen, Rachel Ong, Therese Jefferson, Rhonda Sharp, Gill Lewin Introduction This paper addresses the employment impacts of eldercare, which we define as the informal, uncompensated care provided to elderly people. This unpaid work is a vital component of the ‘care economy’ that utilises time, emotional and other resources of... Read article 1 December 2013Working Papers Read More
Illegal Drug Consumption and Mis-Reporting Mark Harris, Preety Srivastava, Sarah Brown We explore the misuse of pharmaceutical drugs in the Australian workforce, focusing on whether any differences exist between workers in particular industries or occupations. In terms of industry, being employed in hospitality is positively associated with pharmaceutical drug misuse, while... Read article 1 December 2013Briefing Notes Read More
Estimating the Standard Errors of Individual-Specific Parameters in Random Parameters Models William Greene, Mark Harris, Christopher Spencer Abstract We consider the estimation of the standard errors of individual‐specific parameters calculated ex post from a non‐linear random parameters model. Our key contribution lies in introducing a simple method of appropriately calculating these standard errors, which explicitly takes into account the sampling variability... Read article 1 December 2013Working Papers Read More
Housing equity withdrawal: Uses,risks and barriers to alternative mechanisms in later life Rachel Ong, Therese Jefferson, Gavin Wood, Marietta Haffner, Siobhan Austen This project uncovers the uses, risks of and barriers to housing equity withdrawal (HEW) by older home owners aged 45 years and over via three alternative mechanisms: in situ mortgage equity withdrawal (MEW), downsizing and selling up. Its overall objective... Read article 31 October 2013Research Reports Read More
The edges of home ownership Gavin Wood, Susan J Smith, Rachel Ong, Melek Cigdem The edges of ownership form a neglected zone between the majority tenure, sustainable owner occupation, and the minority experience, long-term renting. In tenure-divided societies like Australia, the UK and the USA—where there is a stark financial, social and cultural divide... Read article 31 October 2013Research Reports Read More
An Intra-State Regional Framework for Analysing the Western Australian Economy Alan Duncan, Kenneth Leong Executive Summary Western Australia is a diverse state with unique regions. Studies on the economy that ignore regional developments are likely to be hindered by a lack of the richness and variability inherent in the intra-state regions. This note introduces... Read article 31 October 2013Briefing Notes Read More