The 2000 Negotiating the Life Course

Activity TypeProject
Access PrivilegesNegotiating the Life Course
TitleThe 2000 Negotiating the Life Course
Abbreviated TitleNLC, 2000
ARC Grant NumberA7990570
Funding BodyAustralian Research Council
Date activity began2000
Date the activity ended2000
Brief DescriptionNegotiating the Life Course is a longitudinal study undertaken by the Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute, Australian National University and the School of Social Science, University of Queensland.

The Negotiating the Life Course Project is designed to study the changing life courses and decision-making processes of Australian men and women as the family and society move from male breadwinner orientation in the direction of higher levels of gender equity.
Full DescriptionThe 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.
Contact AddressNegotiating the Life Course Project
Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601
Contact Phone Number+61 2 6125 1549
Website Address
Fields of Research160805 - Social Change
Home economics
Human relations
Type of Research ActivityPure basic research

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Publication Reference
Negotiating the Life Course. (2012) Publications. Accessed 30 November 2012.

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URLTitle Data Archive the Lifecourse
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National Data Service
- Australian National University
Identifier: anudc:4856
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