Dr Jennifer Baxter is currently managing the evaluation of the Australian Government’s Child Care Package, working with a team of researchers at AIFS as well as other consortium members. Her research interests include analysing child care use and parental employment, which directly align with areas of focus of the evaluation. Other research interests cover ways in which work and family intersect, and include analyses of fathering, children’s time use and work-family spillover.
As a researcher, Jennifer’s focus is on undertaking quantitative research, including the application of cross-sectional and longitudinal methods, and the analyses of time use data. She has used many Australian datasets, including the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) and various Australian Bureau of Statistics datasets to explore the areas of research listed above.