Explores how parents make decisions about work and care, especially when faced with shift work or inflexible job conditions.
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Becoming a mother heralds a dramatic change in the lives of Australian women.
To which extent is child care flexible enough to meet the needs of parents who work non-standard or variable hours?
What types of childcare are Australian parents choosing for their children?
This paper explores trends in child care in Australia from 1984 to 2011, for children aged under 12 years old with employed mothers
This sheet presents statistical information about trends in parents' engagement in paid work, examining mothers' and fathers' employment patterns
The focus of this Facts Sheet is on broad family trends. It was prepared to celebrate the 30th anniversary of research by AIFS.
Timing of mothers' return to work after childbearing: Variations by job characteristics and leave use
This paper presents Australian research on how different factors relate to the timing of women's return to work after having a child
This paper explores how children from Anglo, Somali and Vietnamese cultural backgrounds are parented at home and in day care.
This paper presents findings from the Child Care in Cultural Context study.