Temporary employment and work-life balance in Australia
Inga Lass, Mark Wooden
ZEITSCHRIFTE FUR FAMILIENFORSCHUNG-JOURNAL OF FAMILY RESEARCH | VERLAG BARBARA BUDRICH | Published : 2020
While it is often believed that temporary forms of employment, such as fixed-term contracts, casual work and temporary agency work, provide workers with more flexibility to balance work and private commitments, convincing empirical evidence on this issue is still scarce. This paper investigates the association between temporary employment and work-life balance in Australia, using longitudinal data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey for the period 2001 to 2017. In contrast to previous studies, we compare results from pooled cross-sectional and fixed-effects regressions to investigate the role of time-constant unobserved worker characteristics in linking tempora..View full abstract
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This paper uses confidentialised unit record file data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey. The HILDA Survey Project was initiated and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) and is managed by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research. This research was also supported under the Australian Research Council's Discovery Projects funding scheme (project #DP160103171).