Perceptions of Child Care Affordability and Availability in Australia: what the HILDA Survey Tells Us

Justine McNamara, Rachel Lloyd, Ann Harding

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    Abstract

    Balancing work and family life has become one of the biggest issues in Australian social policy today. Child care is an essential tool that aids workforce and educational participation of those families that use it, employs thousands of persons within the industry, and hopefully provides an environment that is safe, educational and beneficial to our children. Relatively little research has been conducted into child care affordability and availability, leaving a gap in information for public debate and decision making. This paper aims to lessen this gap by analysing self-reported problems with child care affordability and availability within Australia using data from Wave 2 of the Household Income and Labour Dynamics of Australia (HILDA) survey.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages1-22
    Number of pages22
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Event9th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference - Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 9 Feb 200510 Feb 2005

    Conference

    Conference9th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference
    CountryAustralia
    CityMelbourne
    Period9/02/0510/02/05

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    McNamara, J., Lloyd, R., & Harding, A. (2005). Perceptions of Child Care Affordability and Availability in Australia: what the HILDA Survey Tells Us. 1-22. Paper presented at 9th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, Australia.