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The big squeeze: work, home and care in 2012

  title={The big squeeze: work, home and care in 2012},
  author={Barbara A. Pocock and Claire Louise Hutchinson and Natalie Skinner},
In recent years a number of major events have influenced Australians’ work, personal, family and community lives. The global financial crisis commenced in 2007/8 and international financial markets have experienced continuing instability. The Fair Work Act 2009 introduced a number of changes to the regulation of work. These included a new net of National Employment Standards that incorporated a formal right for some workers to request flexibility or extended unpaid parental leave from 1 January… 

Women, work and industrial relations in Australia in 2012

The year 2012 saw a number of initiatives and debates around measures that directly and indirectly affect women’s working conditions. This article first considers the extent of women’s workforce

Women, work and industrial relations in Australia in 2013

A brief assessment of progress against key gender equality benchmarks sets the context for this review of women, work and industrial relations in 2013. Given the persistent and growing gender pay

What explains trends in Australian working-time arrangements in the 2000s?

ABSTRACT The 1980s and 1990s witnessed a deterioration in working-time arrangements for employees in Australia, driven by globalisation, demographic and structural change and labour market

Work–life interaction in the twenty-first century Australian workforce: five years of the Australian Work and Life Index

Australia is known colloquially as the ‘lucky country’, a place that values equality, a ‘fair go’ and the good life. But to what extent does this historical identity reflect the realities of modern

Editorial: Gender & Wellbeing at Work

This article explores the older worker discourse on wellbeing and work by highlighting the labour market re-entry and work experiences of a small group of older women who returned to New Zealand

Temporary Employment and Work-Life Balance in Australia

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

Temporary employment and work‐life balance in Australia

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

Life Satisfaction in Australia: Evidence from Ten Years of the HILDA Survey

Employing data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey, this paper examines the level, determinants and distribution of self-reported life satisfaction, as well as the

Employment Characteristics and Transitions of Mothers in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children

Four waves of LSAC are used to explore mothers’ participation in paid employment, in particular to analyse changes in employment participation, using the longitudinal nature of the data. Differences

Flexible Work, Temporal Disruption and Implications for Health Practices: An Australian Qualitative Study

This research finds that work-time arrangements can provide the temporal scaffolding necessary for health practices, but only when there is day-to-day, mid-term, and long-term work predictability.



Dark Corners in a Bright Economy; The Lack of Jobs for Unskilled Men

This paper discusses the large reductions in full-time employment among unskilled Australian males that began in the 1970s and continued over the next three to four decades. Over this period, each

The impact of work-family policies on women's employment: a review of research from OECD countries

All industrialized countries, as well as many developing and transition countries, have policies in place to support work-family reconciliation such as care-related leaves, policies that increase the

New Australian Working Time Minimum Standards: Reproducing the Same Old Gendered Architecture?

This article focuses on the minimum working time standards in the ‘safety net’ created by the Fair Work Act 2009. We draw on an analysis of on-paper minima in the 10 National Employment Standards and

Lacking balance? Work-life employment practices in the modern economy

The UK has operated a lightly regulated approach to help employees balance their work and domestic obligations, an approach which employers have welcomed and which they and Government consider to be

What do Time Use Studies Tell Us about Unpaid Care Work? Evidence from Seven Countries

Unpaid care work—the housework and care of persons that occurs in homes and communities of all societies on an unpaid basis—is an area that has generally been neglected by economists, as well as by

The Money or the Care: A Comparison of Couple and Sole Parent Households' Time Allocation to Work and Children

Households provide their members with both financial support and caring services. In sole parent households, the functions of earning money and caring for children fall to one individual. Current

Part-time work and job sharing in health care: is the NHS a family-friendly employer?

  • M. Branine
  • Business, Political Science
    Journal of health organization and management
  • 2003
To attract and retain the quality of staff needed to ensure high performance standards in the provision and delivery of health care the NHS should accept the diversity that exists within its workforce and take a more proactive approach to promoting a variety of flexible working practices and family-friendly policies.

Work, life and workplace culture: the Australian Work and Life Index 2008

This report summarises findings from the second Australian Work and Life Index (AWALI) survey of work-life interaction in Australia. It builds on the findings of the 2007 survey (indexed at TD/TNC

The effect of alternative work arrangements on women's well-being: a demand-control model.

The growth of women's participation in the labor force and evidence of the conflict they experience between job and family demands have spurred many employers to introduce alternative work

Flexibility and Work-Life Interference in Australia

Findings suggest that the right may be particularly beneficial to the third of all workers who have not made requests for flexibility yet are not content with current arrangements, and there is a case to extend the right beyond parents, and for stronger appeal rights.