The 2000 Negotiating the Life Course

The 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.
Type
Activity
Activity Type
Project
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Negotiating the Life Course
Title
The 2000 Negotiating the Life Course
Abbreviated Title
NLC, 2000
ARC Grant Number
A7990570
Funding Body
Australian Research Council
Date activity began
2000
Date the activity ended
2000
Brief Description
Negotiating 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 Description
The 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 Email
nlc@anu.edu.au
Contact Address
Negotiating 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
http://lifecourse.anu.edu.au/index.php
Fields of Research
160805 - Social Change
Keywords
Employment; Fertility; Health; Home economics; Housing; Human relations; Income; Marriage; Occupations; Religion
Type of Research Activity
Pure basic research
Publications
uri
http://lifecourse.anu.edu.au/publications/index.php
Negotiating the Life Course. (2012) Publications. Accessed 30 November 2012.
Related Websites
http://www.ada.edu.au/
Australian Data Archive
http://lifecourse.anu.edu.au/
Negotiating the Lifecourse
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National Data Service
  • Australian National University
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