Household, Income and Labour Dynamics:
Recent Publications

Research publications produced over the past three years by the Melbourne Institute’s Household, Income and Labour Dynamics research program.

  • Books and Book Chapters

    • Scutella R & Wooden M. 2014. Dynamics of Homelessness, in Chamberlain C, Johnson G & Robinson C (eds), Homelessness in Australia: An Introduction. New South Publishing, Sydney, 48–68.
    • Wilkins R & Wooden M. 2014. The Changing Australian Labour Market at the Start of the 21st Century, in Barnes K & Spearitt P (eds), Drivers of Change for the Australian Labour Market to 2030: Proceedings of an Expert Scenario Forum, The Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, Canberra, 55–72.
    • Wooden M. 2014. Working Time and the Quality of Life, in Michalos A (ed), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research, Springer, Dordercht (Netherlands), 7198–7203.

  • Refereed Journal Articles

    • Angrave D, Charlwood A & Wooden M. 2014. Working Time and Cigarette Smoking: Evidence from Australia and the United Kingdom. Social Science and Medicine, vol. 112, pp. 72–79.
    • Angrave D, Charlwood A & Wooden M. 2015. Long Working Hours and Physical Activity. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, vol. 69, no. 8, pp. 738–744.
    • Armour P, Burkhauser R & Larrimore J. 2014. Levels and trends in United States income and its distribution: A crosswalk from market income towards a comprehensive Haig-Simons income measure. Southern Economic Journal. 81(2): 271–293.
    • Armour P, Burkhauser RV & Larrimore J. 2016. Using the Pareto distribution to improve estimates of top-coded earnings. Economic Inquiry. 54(2) 1263–1273.
    • Bayaz-Ozturk G, Burkhauser R & Couch KA. 2014. Consolidating the Evidence on Income Mobility in the Western States of Germany and the United States from 1984 to 2006. Economic Inquiry. 52(1): 431–443.
    • Buddelmeyer H, McVicar D & Wooden M. 2015. Non-Standard “Contingent” Employment and Job Satisfaction: A Panel Data Analysis. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 256–275.
    • Buddelmeyer H & Peyton K. 2014. How windfall income increases gambling at poker machines. Economic Record. 90(289): 236–248.
    • Burkhauser R. 2014. Another look at the Economics of Minimum Wage Legislation. Australian Economic Review. 47(3): 409–415.
    • Burkhauser R, Daly M, McVicar D & Wilkins R. 2014. Disability benefit growth and disability reform in the United States: Lessons from other OECD nations. IZA Journal of Labour Policy. 3: 4.
    • Burkhauser R, Fisher T, Houtenville A & Tennant J. 2015. Is the 2010 Affordable Care Act minimum standard to identify disability in all national datasets good enough for policy purposes? Journal of Economic and Social Measurement. 39(4): 217–245.
    • Burkhauser R, Hahn M, Hall M & Watson N. 2016. Australia farewell: a first look at who left Australia in the 2000s. Population Research & Policy Review. 35(2): 197–215.
    • Burkhauser R, Hahn M & Wilkins R. 2015. Measuring top incomes using tax record data: a cautionary tale from Australia. Journal of Economic Inequality. 13(2): 181–205.
    • Burkhauser R, Houtenville A & Tennant J. 2014. Capturing the Elusive Working-Age Population with Disabilities: Reconciling Conflicting Social Success Estimates from the Current Population Survey and American Community Survey. Journal of Disability Policy Studies. 24(4): 195–205.
    • Burns RA, Butterworth P & Anstey KJ. 2016. An examination of the long-term impact of job strain on mental health and wellbeing over a 12-year period. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 51(5): 725–733.
    • Chongvilaivan A & Powdthavee N. 2014. Do Different Work Characteristics Have Different Distributional Impacts on Job Satisfaction? A Study of Slope Heterogeneity in Workers’ Well-being. British Journal of Industrial Relations. 52(3): 426–444.
    • Crowe L & Butterworth P. 2016. The role of financial hardship, mastery and social support in the association between employment status and depression: results from an Australian longitudinal cohort study. BMJ Open. 6(5): e009834.
    • Crowe L, Butterworth P & Leach L. 2016. Financial hardship, mastery and social support; explaining poor mental health amongst the inadequately employed using data from the HILDA Survey. Social Science & Medicine: Population Health. 2: 407–415.
    • Cummins R, Li N, Stokes M & Wooden M. 2014. A Demonstration of Set-Points for Subjective Well-Being. Journal of Happiness Studies, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 183–206.
    • Cummins R & Wooden M. 2014. Personal Resilience in Times of Crisis: The Implications of SWB Homeostasis and Set-Points. Journal of Happiness Studies. 15(1): 223–235.
    • Drouvelis M, Metcalfe R & Powdthavee N. 2015. Can priming cooperation increase public good contributions? Theory and Decision. 79(3): 479–492.
    • Drouvelis M & Powdthavee N. 2015. Are happier people less judgmental of other people’s selfish behaviours? Experimental survey evidence from trust and gift exchange games. Journal of Behavioral & Experimental Economics. 58(October): 111–123.
    • Feddersen J, Metcalfe R, and Wooden M. 2016 Subjective Well-Being: Why Weather Matters. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society). 179(1), January, pp. 203–228.
    • Fok Y, Scutella R & Wilkins R. 2015. The Low-Pay No-Pay Cycle: Are there Systematic Differences across Demographic Groups? Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. 77(6): 872–896.
    • Headey B, Muffels R & Wagner G. 2014. Parents transmit happiness along with associated values and behaviours to their children: A lifelong happiness dividend? Social Indicators Research. 116(3): 909–933.
    • Kiely K, Butterworth P, Watson N & Wooden M. 2014. The Symbol Digit Modalities Test: Normative Data from a Large Nationally Representative Sample of Australians. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, vol. 29, no. 8, pp. 767–775.
    • LaMontagne T, Krnjacki L, Milner A, Butterworth P & Kavanagh A. 2016. Psychosocial job quality in a nationally representative sample of working Australians: a comparison of persons working with versus without with disability. Social Science & Medicine: Population Health. 2: 175–181.
    • Larrimore J, Burkhauser R & Armour P. 2015. Accounting for income changes over the Great Recession: The importance of taxes and transfers. National Tax Journal. 68(2): 281–318.
    • Layard R, Clark A, Cornaglia F, Powdthavee N & Vernoit J. 2014. What Predicts a Successful Life? A Life-course Model of Well-being. Economic Journal. 124(580): F720–F738.
    • Li N. 2016. Multidimensionality of longitudinal data: unlocking the age-happiness puzzle. Social Indicators Research. 128(1): 305–320.
    • Lillard D, Burkhauser R, Hahn M & Wilkins R. 2015. Does early-life income inequality predict self-reported health in later life? Evidence from the United States. Social Science and Medicine. 128: 347–355.
    • MacKinnon A & Wooden M. 2015. A Short-form of the National Adult Reading Test for Use in Epidemiological Surveys, Personality and Individual Differences, 86(November), pp. 101–107.
    • McGuinness S, Hahn M & Wooden M. 2014. The Perceived Probability of Job Loss and Future Labour Market Outcomes. Industrial Relations Journal, vol. 45, no. 4, pp. 329–347.
    • McVicar D, Wooden M, Leung F & Li N. 2016. Work-Related Training and the Probability of Transitioning from Non-Standard to Permanent Employment. British Journal of Work, Environment and Health, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 623–646.
    • Millner A, Krnjacki L, Butterworth P & LaMontagne T. 2016. The role of social support in protecting mental health when employed and unemployed: a longitudinal fixed-effects analysis using 12 annual waves of the HILDA cohort. Social Science & Medicine. 153(March): 20–26.
    • O’Donoughue-Jenkins L, Butterworth P & Anstey KJ. 2016. Longitudinal analysis of General Practitioner service use by patients with mild cognitive disorders in Australia. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders. 41(5/6): 324–333.
    • Powdthavee N. 2014. What childhood characteristics predict psychological resilience to economic shocks in adulthood? Journal of Economic Psychology. 45(December): 84–101.
    • Powdthavee N. 2015. Would You Like to Know What Makes People Happy? An Overview of the Datasets on Subjective Well-Being. Australian Economic Review. 48(3): 314–320.
    • Powdthavee N, Lekfuangfu W & Wooden M. 2015. What’s the Good of Education on our Overall Quality of Life? A Simultaneous Equation Model of Education and Life Satisfaction for Australia. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 10–21.
    • Powdthavee N & Riyanto YE. 2015. Would you pay for transparently useless advice? A test of boundaries of beliefs in the folly of predictions. Review of Economics and Statistics. 97(2): 242–256.
    • Powdthavee N & Wooden M. 2015. Life Satisfaction and Sexual Minorities: Evidence from Australia and the United Kingdom. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 116, pp. 107–126.
    • Sabia JJ, Burkhauser RV & Hansen B. 2016. When good measurement goes wrong: new evidence that New York State’s minimum wage reduced employment. Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 69(2): 312–219.
    • Watson N. 2014. Evaluation of Weighting Methods to Integrate a Top-Up Sample with an Ongoing Longitudinal Sample. Survey Research Methods, vol. 8, no.3, pp. 195–208.
    • Watson N & Wilkins R. 2015. Design Matters: The impact of CAPI on interview length. Field Methods, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 244–264.
    • Watson N & Wooden M. 2014. Re-Engaging with Survey Non-Respondents: Evidence from Three Household Panels. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, vol. 77, no. 2, pp. 499–522.
    • Welsh J, Strazdins L, Charlesworth S, Kulik CT & Butterworth P. 2016. Health or harm? A cohort study of the importance of job quality in extended workforce participation by older adults. BMC Public Health. 16: 885.
    • Wilkins R. 2015. Measuring Income Inequality in Australia. Australian Economic Review. 48(1): 93–102.
    • Wooden M, Bubonya M & Cobb-Clarke D. 2016. Sickness Absence and Mental Health: Evidence from a Nationally Representative Longitudinal Surveys. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 201–218.
    • Wooden M & Li N. 2014. Panel Conditioning and Subjective Well-Being. Social Indicators Research, vol. 117, no. 1, pp. 235–255.
    • Yamamura E, Tsutsui Y, Yamane C, Yamane S & Powdthavee N. 2015. Trust and Happiness: Comparative Study Befire and After the Great East Japan Earthquake. Social Indicators Research. 123(3): 919–935.

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