Peter F McDonald
Full description The 2000 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.