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The Time-Pressure Illusion: Discretionary Time vs. Free Time
People’s welfare is a function of both time and money. People can – and, it is said, increasingly do – suffer time-poverty as well as money-poverty. It is undeniably true that people feel
Discretionary Time: A New Measure of Freedom
A healthy work-life balance has become increasingly important to people trying to cope with the pressures of contemporary society. This trend highlights the fallacy of assessing well-being in terms
Is low fertility really a problem? Population aging, dependency, and consumption
This paper presents a meta-analyses of the literature on population aging, dependency, and determinants of fertility in metropolitan areas over a 25-year period and concludes that low fertility is a real problem.
Appliances and their impact: the ownership of domestic technology and time spent on household work.
The analysis of data from the Australian 1997 Time Use Survey shows that domestic technology rarely reduces women's unpaid working time and even, paradoxically, produces some increases in domestic labour.
The Recruitment of older australian workers: A survey of employers in a high growth industry
In The Recruitment of Older Workers: A Survey of a High Growth Industry Michael Bittman, Mardi Flick and James Rice from the Social Policy Research Centre present the results of a survey on employer
The Temporal Welfare State: A Crossnational Comparison
Welfare states contribute to people's well-being in many different ways. Bringing all these contributions under a common metric is tricky. Here we propose doing so through the notion of temporal
The Spectre Of Overwork: An Analysis Of Trends Between 1974 And 1997 Using Australian Time-Use Diaries
Abstract Recent years have seen the emergence of a new politics of working time. Industrial relations specialists, welfare agencies and others have raised the idea that increasing levels of overwork
Private and public consumption across generations in Australia
To investigate intergenerational equity in consumption using the Australian National Transfer Accounts (NTA), a meta-analysis of NTA data shows clear trends in between generations in terms of income and consumption.