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How Employed Mothers in Australia Find Time for Both Market Work and Childcare

dc.contributor.author Craig, Lyn en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-25T12:57:27Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-25T12:57:27Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.description.abstract Time use studies find that employed mothers reduce their parental childcare time by much less than an hour for every hour they spend in market work. This paper uses data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Time Use Survey 1997 (4,059 randomly selected households) to investigate how employed mothers manage to avoid a one-for-one trade-off between work and childcare. It compares the time allocation of employed fathers, employed mothers and non-employed mothers and finds that parents use non-parental childcare to reschedule as well as to replace their own childcare, that employed mothers reschedule activities from weekdays to weekends or to earlier or later in the day, and spend less time than other mothers in housework, childfree leisure and personal care. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1959.4/38773
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/au/ en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other non-parental care en_US
dc.subject.other childcare en_US
dc.subject.other gender en_US
dc.subject.other time use en_US
dc.subject.other work-family balance en_US
dc.title How Employed Mothers in Australia Find Time for Both Market Work and Childcare en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
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unsw.identifier.doiPublisher http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10834-006-9047-2 en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Journal of Family and Economic Issues en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 69-87 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 28 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Craig, Lyn, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.school Social Policy Research Centre *
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