Journal article

Cross-spousal influences on mature-aged Australians' transitions in and out of employment 2001-2017

Lyn Craig, Brendan Churchill

Journal of Industrial Relations | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020


This article uses data from the longitudinal Household, Income, and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey to examine cross-spousal influences on workforce transitions by men ( n = 4667) and women ( n = 5051) aged 50–69. We assess how gender patterns in employment (full- and part-time work) and non-employment activity (unemployment, non-employment and homemaking) changed among this age group over the period 2001–2017, which included the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2008. Notwithstanding that more men than women were in full-time work, and more women than men were employed part time or were homemakers, over the period there was an overall rise in employment for both genders, which following ..

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