Forms of Work in Australia

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This paper by Anthony Shomos, Erin Turner and Lou Will was released on 23 April 2013.

The paper analyses changes in the prevalence of different forms of work in Australia over the decade to 2011, and explores possible explanations for observed changes.

Contents

  • Preliminaries
    • Cover, Copyright, Contents, Acknowledgments, Abbreviations and explanations and Glossary
  • Key points
  • Chapter 1 Introduction
    • 1.1 Why are different forms of work of interest?
    • 1.2 Forms of work analysed in this paper
    • 1.3 Research questions addressed in this paper
  • Chapter 2 Determinants of forms of work
    • 2.1 Labour markets
    • 2.2 Demand for different FOWs
    • 2.3 Supply of labour to different FOWs
    • 2.4 Summary
  • Chapter 3 The prevalence of forms of work
    • 3.1 Changes in forms of work over the 30 years to 2011
    • 3.2 Changes in forms of work over the decade to 2011
    • 3.3 Summary
  • Chapter 4 Why might the prevalence of different forms of work have changed?
    • 4.1 Changes in the labour market over the 2000s
    • 4.2 Some hypotheses about the determinants of changes in the prevalence of different FOWs
    • 4.3 Decomposing changes in each form of work
    • 4.4 The evidence on factors that effect changes in the prevalence of FOWs
    • 4.5 What could explain the observed shift effects?
    • 4.6 Some directions for future research
  • Appendix A Data sources
  • Appendix B Changes in the prevalence of forms of work
  • Appendix C Evidence for independent contractors and other business operators
  • Appendix D Shift-share decomposition
  • Appendix E Employment changes at a state level
  • Appendix F Employment changes at an industry level
  • Appendix G Employment changes at an occupation level
  • Appendix H Employment changes by gender and full- and part- time work
  • Appendix I Employment change by age cohort
  • References

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  • Appendix J Data used in constructing 30-year time series

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