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21 - A Review of Work–Family Research in Australia and New Zealand

from Part IV - Review of Research in Regions across the Globe

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 April 2018

Kristen M. Shockley
Affiliation:
University of Georgia
Winny Shen
Affiliation:
University of Waterloo, Ontario
Ryan C. Johnson
Affiliation:
Ohio University
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Research on the work-family interface in Australia and New Zealand has expanded rapidly in the past few decades. This review begins with the historical context for work and family research and the public policy developments in Australia and New Zealand. The second section identifies major turning points in work and family research, such as the development of national surveys and governmental research supports including McDonald’s (2000) theory linking work and family policies to fertility, and the Australian government’s household panel data effort (the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia or HILDA survey). The third section provides a cross-national understanding of how work and family research is performed in the region and summarizes the results of cross-national (and cross-cultural) studies including either Australia or New Zealand. Finally, the limitations of existing research are discussed, particularly in terms of gender, race, and ethnicity.
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