Jennifer Baxter

Jennifer Baxter

Senior Research Fellow
Australian Institute of Family Studies
BSc (ANU), MPS (ANU), PhD (ANU)

Dr Jennifer Baxter is a demographer who joined the Institute in 2005. Her research focuses on the interaction between work and family, including analyses of maternal employment, childcare, job characteristics and work-family spillover, fathering, children's time use and parental time with children.

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 use 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.

Selected publications

Baxter, J. A. (2015). Child care and early childhood education in Australia (Facts Sheet 2015). Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Baxter, J., & Taylor, M. (2014). Measuring the socio-economic status of women across the life courseFamily Matters95, 62-75. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Baxter, J., & Taylor, M. (2014). Socio-economic status of women across the life course in NSW. Research report. Commissioned by Women NSW, New South Wales Government Department of Family and Community Services: Sydney

Baxter, J. (2014). Maternal employment and childcare in Australia. Submission to the Australian Government Productivity Commission Childcare and Early Childhood Learning Inquiry. Australian Institute of Family Studies: Melbourne.

Baxter, J. (2014). Care for children in school holidays. In LSAC Annual statistical report 2013. Australian Institute of Family Studies: Melbourne.

Baxter, J. (2014). Children's views of parents' jobs. In LSAC Annual statistical report 2013. Australian Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne.

Hand, K., Baxter, J., Sweid, R., Bluett-Boyd, N., & Price-Robertson, R. (2014). Access to early childhood education in Australia: Insights from a qualitative study. Research report No. 28. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Hayes, A., Baxter, J., et al. (2014). Work and family approaches in Australia. In Griffith, J. (Ed.), Family Futures (pp. 187–190).  UK. Tudor Rose.

Baxter, J. (2013). Australian mothers' participation in employment. Research paper No. 52. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Baxter, J. (2013). Child care participation and maternal employment trends in Australia. Research report No. 26. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Baxter, J. (2013). Employment characteristics and transitions of mothers in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. DSS Occasional Paper No. 50. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.