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|Longitudinal Study:||HILDA||Title:||Does Part-Time Employment Help or Hinder Lone Mothers' Movements into Full-Time Employment?||Authors:||Wilkins, R
|Institution:||Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research||Publication Date:||Apr-2013||Pages:||523-547||Abstract:||In common with many developed countries, Australia has experienced substantial growth in the number of lone parent families, leading to considerable policy focus on reducing welfare dependence among lone parents. A key issue that arises in pursuing this policy goal is whether, in the context of a welfare system that accommodates the combining of part-time employment with welfare receipt, part-time employment helps or hinders progression to full-time employment. We investigate this issue using panel data on single mothers, estimating dynamic random effects multinomial logit models of labour force status that distinguish part-time employment, allowing investigation of whether part-time work represents a ‘stepping-stone’ to full-time employment. Evidence in support of the stepping stone hypothesis is found. Part-time employment on average increases the next-year full-time employment probability by five percentage points. No evidence is found that this stepping stone function varies by number of children or age of the youngest child.||DOI:||10.1093/oep/gps035||URL:||https://academic.oup.com/oep/article-abstract/65/2/523/2912998||ISBN:||ISSN 1328-4991 (Print) ISSN 1447-5863 (Online) ISBN 978-0-7340-3320-8||Research collection:||Journal Articles|
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