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Black, David

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Works: 9 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 91 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: HC107.W9, 330.9787034
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Most widely held works by David Black
Long work hours: volunteers and conscripts by Robert W Drago( file )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Outlook 2001 : economic forecast to 2009 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Gender and work hours transitions in Australia : drop ceilings and trap-door floors by Robert W Drago( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
"We introduce the ideas of "drop ceilings", that full-time employees who switch to reduced hours thereafter face an hours ceiling such that a return to full-time employment is difficult, and of "trap-door floors", that full-time employees may be denied the opportunity to reduce their hours and instead face a choice between full-time employment and quitting the job. These ideas derive from the potential existence of norms around the ideal worker and motherhood. Relevant hypotheses are developed and tested using information on usual and preferred working time from the first two waves of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey. The key findings are that women face drop ceilings significantly more often than men; that professionals and managers confront trap-door floors significantly more often than employees in other occupations; and that trap-door floor effects are generally stronger than drop ceiling effects in the data"--Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit web site
Female breadwinner families : their existence, persistence and sources by Robert W Drago( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
"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"--Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit web site
The persistence of long work hours by Robert W Drago( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Working paper which covers the number of hours worked by individuals and its effect on their families
The decline in male employment in Australia : a cohort analysis by David Black( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Who wants flexibility? : changing work hours preferences and life events by Robert W Drago( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Examining the role of demographic change in the decline of male employment in Australia : a propensity score re-weighting decomposition approach by David Black( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Using Australian data spanning the period 1981 to 2001, we apply a propensity score reweighting decomposition approach to investigate the extent to which the large decline in the male employment-population rate over this period can be attributed to changes in sociodemographic characteristics. We find that changes in observed characteristics account for little of the aggregate decline. However, changes in characteristics are found to be important for population sub-groups. In particular, changes in partner status and partner employment status have acted to decrease employment rates of younger males, but increase employment rates of older males. A further finding is that, holding observed characteristics constant, there has been a very large decline in the employment rate of 55-64 year olds with bachelor degree qualifications. In the course of applying the decomposition method, we illustrate that validity of inferences depends on 'appropriate' specification of the re-weighting function
The Existence and Persistence of Long Work Hours by Robert W Drago( file )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"Previous research hypothesizes that long working hours are related to consumerism, the ideal worker norm, high levels of human capital, and a high cost-of-job-loss. The authors test these hypotheses using panel data on working hours for an Australian sample of full-time employed workers. Analyses include a static cross-sectional model and a persistence model for long hours over time. The results suggest that long hours (50 or more hours in a usual week) are often persistent, and provide strongest support for the consumerism hypothesis, with some support for the ideal worker norm and human capital hypotheses, and no support for the cost-of-job-loss hypothesis. Other results are consistent with a backward-bending supply of long hours, and with multiple job holders and the self-employed working long hours"--Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit web site
 
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