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Female Breadwinner Families : Their Existence, Persistence and Sources

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dc.creator Drago, Robert William
dc.creator Black, David
dc.creator Wooden, Mark
dc.date 2004
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-16T07:11:12Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-16T07:11:12Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-16
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20574
dc.identifier ppn:472596713
dc.identifier.uri http://koha.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10419/20574
dc.description We develop a typology for understanding couple households where the female is the major earner – what we term female breadwinner households – and test it using data from the first two waves of the HILDA Survey. We distinguish temporary from persistent female breadwinner households and hypothesise, and confirm, that these two groups diverge on demographic, socio-economic status (SES), labour market and family commitment characteristics. Among the persistent group we further distinguish those couples where the dominance of a female earner is related to economic factors and those where it appears associated with a purposeful gender equity strategy. We again hypothesise and confirm that these household types significantly diverge, finding that men in the economic group exhibit low SES, poor labour market position, and low levels of commitment to family, while both the women and men in the equity type often achieve positive outcomes regarding gender equity and economic and family success.
dc.language eng
dc.relation IZA Discussion paper series 1308
dc.rights http://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen
dc.subject J16
dc.subject J12
dc.subject ddc:330
dc.subject dual-earner couples
dc.subject female breadwinners
dc.subject family structure
dc.subject gender-role ideology
dc.subject HILDA Survey
dc.subject longitudinal data
dc.subject Haushaltseinkommen
dc.subject Geschlecht
dc.subject Frauenerwerbstätigkeit
dc.subject Haushaltsökonomik
dc.subject Familienökonomik
dc.subject Australien
dc.title Female Breadwinner Families : Their Existence, Persistence and Sources
dc.type doc-type:workingPaper

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