The 1997 Negotiating the Life Course [ 1997 - 1997 ]

Research Project

Researchers: Janeen Baxter (Associated with) ,  Peter F McDonald (Associated with) ,  The Australian National University (Associated with)

Full description The Negotiating the Life Course Project has six aims: to extend the theories of human capital and new home economics in explaining women's and men's labour force participation; to map women's and men's work trajectories over their life course, from career entry into retirement, and to develop explanatory models of career trajectories; to identify those aspects of the family-household system and the labour market that facilitate or impede women's involvement with the labour market; to investigate the interrelationships between labour force decisions about family formation and household arrangements; to identify the portfolio of resources that women and men draw upon throughout their lives when making decisions about career and family; and to assess the policy implications of the findings of the project for the institutions of the welfare state, the labour market and the family.

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Negotiating the Life Course Project Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute The Australian National University Canberra ACT 0200

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