Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10620/16749
Longitudinal Study: HILDA
Title: Long Work Hours and the Wellbeing of Fathers and their Families
Authors: Stanton, D 
Qu, L 
Weston, R 
Gray, M 
Publication Date: Jun-2004
Pages: 255-273
Keywords: occupational choice
other particular Labour markets
skills
Public Policy
Labour productivity
Human Capital
Labor Force and Employment
Abstract: The average hours worked by full-time employees in Australia have increased since the late 1970s. This, combined with increases in female labour force participation, has led to concerns about the impact of long work hours on family life. This paper explores the relationship between fathers' work hours, their own wellbeing and that of their families using data from the HILDA survey. Overall, satisfaction with work hours decreases as the number of hours worked increases beyond the standard working week. However, long hours are not necessarily, or even on average associated with pervasively lower wellbeing. Work hours are negatively related to only two of the thirteen measures of wellbeing examined. For fathers working very long hours, their satisfaction with their work hours is found to be very important to the relationship between work hours and wellbeing.
URL: https://search.informit.org/doi/abs/10.3316/ielapa.072475979217429
Keywords: Employment; Families -- Fathers; Health; Families; Employment -- Hours; Health -- Wellbeing
Research collection: Journal Articles
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