The Labour Supply Behaviour of Single Mothers and Married Mothers in Australia Ross, Russell en_US Saunders, Peter en_US 2021-11-25T12:32:58Z 2021-11-25T12:32:58Z 1990 en_US
dc.description.abstract Using data from the 1986 Income Distribution Survey and other sources, a comparison of the socio-economic status and employment patterns of single mothers and married mothers is presented. A model is then developed and estimated using a probit analysis of factors thought to explain employment status (employed full-time, employed part-time, not employed) and the relative importance of marital status in determining employment status. Factors included in the model are the woman's age, her level of educational attainment. her previous employment experience, age(s) and number of dependent children, access to non-earnings forms of income, and, for married mothers, the employment status of her spouse and his income. The results indicate that most of the variation in labour force behaviour of the two groups can be explained by variations in the factors listed above. However, even after adjusting for all other factors, it is still true that sole mothers are less likely than married mothers to be in the labour force, but if they are employed they are more likely (than married mothers) to be in full-time employment The major differences between the two sets of mothers is in their responsiveness to changes in their access to sources of income other than earnings. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0733400485 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1447-8978 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SPRC Discussion Paper en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Single mothers en_US
dc.subject.other Married mothers en_US
dc.subject.other Labour supply en_US
dc.title The Labour Supply Behaviour of Single Mothers and Married Mothers in Australia en_US
dc.type Working Paper en
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dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.identifier.doi Sydney en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofworkingpapernumber 19 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Ross, Russell en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Saunders, Peter, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Social Policy Research Centre *
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