Underemployment Among Mature Age Workers in Australia

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    Abstract

    Underemployment is a serious and pervasive problem both in terms of its impact on those individuals affected, and for the economy as a whole. International research has found that those who experience periods of underemployment are more likely to have lower job satisfaction, higher job turnover, poorer mental and physical health and persistently lower earnings. Labour markets with high rates of underemployment are at risk of underutilisation of important skills. This paper explores the patterns of underemployment for mature aged workers in Australia, and seeks in particular to determine the principal factors that contribute to a heightened risk of underemployment. Importantly, our results point to a significant path dependency whereby previous periods of underemployment increase the propensity towards underemployment in the current period.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe 42nd Australian Conference of Economists Conference Proceedings : Beyond the Frontiers: New Directions in Economics
    EditorsDavid Butler, Maria Mangano
    Place of PublicationPerth W.A.
    PublisherMurdoch University
    Pages11-28
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Print)9781921877124
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event42nd Australian Conference of Economists - Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
    Duration: 7 Jul 201310 Jul 2013

    Conference

    Conference42nd Australian Conference of Economists
    CountryAustralia
    CityPerth
    Period7/07/1310/07/13

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    Underemployment
    Workers
    Physical health
    Mental health
    Job satisfaction
    Labour market
    Path dependency
    Propensity
    International research
    Job turnover
    Factors

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    Li, J., Duncan, A., & Miranti, R. (2013). Underemployment Among Mature Age Workers in Australia. In D. Butler, & M. Mangano (Eds.), The 42nd Australian Conference of Economists Conference Proceedings : Beyond the Frontiers: New Directions in Economics (pp. 11-28). Perth W.A.: Murdoch University.
    Li, Jinjing ; Duncan, Alan ; Miranti, Riyana. / Underemployment Among Mature Age Workers in Australia. The 42nd Australian Conference of Economists Conference Proceedings : Beyond the Frontiers: New Directions in Economics . editor / David Butler ; Maria Mangano. Perth W.A. : Murdoch University, 2013. pp. 11-28
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    Li, J, Duncan, A & Miranti, R 2013, Underemployment Among Mature Age Workers in Australia. in D Butler & M Mangano (eds), The 42nd Australian Conference of Economists Conference Proceedings : Beyond the Frontiers: New Directions in Economics . Murdoch University, Perth W.A., pp. 11-28, 42nd Australian Conference of Economists, Perth, Australia, 7/07/13.

    Underemployment Among Mature Age Workers in Australia. / Li, Jinjing; Duncan, Alan; Miranti, Riyana.

    The 42nd Australian Conference of Economists Conference Proceedings : Beyond the Frontiers: New Directions in Economics . ed. / David Butler; Maria Mangano. Perth W.A. : Murdoch University, 2013. p. 11-28.

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