Books and Book Chapters

Research texts from around the world.


    • Alshibani S.M., Volery T., Kristoffersen I., ‘The job satisfaction trajectory during entrepreneurship entry and beyond’, in Ratten, V. (ed.), Oceania Entrepreneurship, Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore, pp. 13-57.
    • Damrongplasit, K. and Hsiao, C., ‘Heterogeneity and dynamic dependence in panel analysis of individual behavior’, in Chudik, A., Hisao, C. and Timmerman A. (eds), Essays in Honor of M. Hashem Pesaran: Panel Modeling, Micro Applications, and Econometric Methodology, Vol. 43B. Emerald Publishing, Bingley (UK), pp. 61-79.
    • Ribar, D.C. and Wong, C., Emerging adulthood in Australia: How is this stage lived? In J. Baxter, J. Lam, J. Povey, R. Lee and S.R. Zubrick (eds.), Family Dynamics over the Life Course (pp. 157-175). Springer, Cham.
    • Rohde, N., D’Ambrosio, C. and Watson, B., ‘Empirical methods for modelling economic insecurity’, in Chotikapanich, D., Rambaldi, A.N. and Rohde, N. (eds), Advances in Economic Measurement (pp. 265-306), Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore.
    • Wooden, M., ‘Insecure employment: Do we really have a crisis?’ in Dawkins, P. and Payne, A.A. (eds), Melbourne Institute Compendium 2022 – Economic and Social Policy: Towards Evidence-Based Policy Solutions, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne, pp. 46-59.


  • Crown, D., Corcoran, J. and Faggian, A., ‘Migration and human capital: The role of education in interregional migration: The Australian case’, in K. Kourtit, B. Newbold, P. Nijkamp and Mark Partridge (eds), The Economic Geography of Cross-Border Migration, Springer, Cham, pp. 247-267.
  • Headey, B. and Muffels, R., ‘The social democratic agenda: The impact of Scandinavian social democratic regimes on income equality, economic security, gender equality, levels and inequality of life satisfaction”, in A.C. Michalos (ed.), The Pope of Happiness: A Festschrift for Ruut Veenhoven, Springer, Cham, pp. 81-106.


  • Appau, S. and Churchill, S.A., ‘Social support and wellbeing among older Australians’, in Churchill, S.A., Lisa Farrell, F. and Appau, S. (eds), Measuring, Understanding and Improving Wellbeing Among Older People, Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore, pp. 75-96.
  • Baum, S., Flanagan, M. and Mitchell, B., ‘Youth labor underutilization in Australia following the Global Financial Crisis’, in Armine, S. (ed.), International Perspectives on the Youth Labor Market: Emerging Research and Opportunities, IGI Global, pp. 103-121.
  • Churchill, S.A. and Farrell, L.,. ‘Gambling and subjective wellbeing of older Australian’, in Churchill, S.A., Lisa Farrell, F. and Appau, S (eds), Measuring, Understanding and Improving Wellbeing Among Older People, Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore, pp. 97-116.
  • Singleton, A., ‘Strong church or niche market? The demography of the Pentecostal Church in Australia’, In Australian Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, pp. 88-105.


  • André, S., Dewilde, C., and Muffels, R., 'Housing tenure, housing wealth and subjective wellbeing in Australia: The Case of Unemployment', in Brulé, G., and Suter, C. (eds), Wealth(s) and Subjective Wellbeing, Springer Publisher.
  • Ambrey, C.L., Fleming, C. and Manning, M., ‘Subjective wellbeing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people of Australia’, in Fleming, C. and Manning, M.,(eds), Routledge Handbook of Indigenous Wellbeing, Routledge.
  • André, S., Dewilde, C. and Muffels, R. ‘Housing tenure, housing wealth and subjective wellbeing in Australia: The case of unemployment’, in Brulé, G. and Suter, C. (eds), Wealth(s) and Subjective Well-Being, Springer, Cham, pp. 281-304.
  • Azpitarte, F. and Kalb, G., ‘Measuring income poverty in Australia: A review of methods and recent trends’, in Saunders, P. (ed), Revisiting Henderson: Poverty, Social Security and Basic Income, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, pp. 163-188.
  • Beatton, T. and Frijters, P., Happiness amongst teens in Australia. In M. Rojas (ed.), The Economics of Happiness: How the Easterlin Paradox Transformed Our Understanding of Well-Being and Progress. Springer, Cham, pp. 409-437.
  • Besemer, K.L. and Dennison, S., ‘Intergenerational social exclusion in prisoners’ families’, in Hutton, M. and Moran, D. (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of Prison and the Family, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 479-50.
  • Chesters, J., ‘Does money buy happiness? Associations between family wealth and levels of wellbeing of young Australians’, in Brulé, G. and Suter, C. (eds), Wealth(s) and Subjective Well-Being, Springer, Cham, pp. 183-198.
  • Clark, A.E., Flèche, S., Layard, R., Powdthavee, N. and Ward, G., The Origins of Happiness: The Science of Well-being over the Life Course, Princeton University Press, Princeton NJ.
  • Clark, W.A.V., and William Lisowski, W., Unpacking the Nature of Long-Term Residential Stability in Rachel Franklin (ed) Population, Place and Spatial Interaction: Essays in Honor of David Plane, Springer.
  • Ghasri M., Rashidi T.H., ‘Investigating the internal compromise between wife and husband’s commute time changes in residential relocation’, in Briassoulis H., Kavroudakis D., Soulakellis N. (eds), The Practice of Spatial Analysis, Springer, Cham, pp. 325-339.
  • Headey, B., ‘Wealth influences life satisfaction more than income: A Supplement to the Easterlin Paradox’, in Brulé, G. and Suter, C. (eds), Wealth(s) and Subjective Well-Being, Springer, Cham, pp. 167-182.
  • Hessels, J. and van der Zwan, P., ‘Old age self-employment and work-related stress’ in Backman, M., Karlsson, C., Kekezi, O., (eds.), Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship and Aging. Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 283-299.
  • Hunter, B., and Venn D., ‘Indigenous poverty in flux?’, in Saunders, P., et al (eds), Revisiting Henderson: Poverty, Social Security and Basic Income, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, pp. 275-294.
  • Naidoo, Y., ‘Poverty, Deprivation and Well-being’, in Anti-Poverty from Theories to Practices, Social Sciences Academic Press(China), China, p. 26 – 63.
  • Saunders, P. and Naidoo, Y., ‘Poverty as Relative Deprivation: Application, Analysis and Implications for Social Security’, in Saunders, P., et al (eds), Revisiting Henderson: Poverty, Social Security and Basic Income, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, Melbourne, p. 189-213.
  • Ulichny, J., Ambrey, C.L. and Fleming, C.M., ‘Social connectedness and the declining life satisfaction of Australian females’, in Khosrow-Pour, M., (eds), Internet and Technology Addiction: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice, IGI Global, pp. 529-552.
  • Yerkes, M.A. and Hewitt, B., ‘Part-time strategies of women and men of childbearing age in the Netherlands and Australia’, in Nicolaisen, H, Kavli, H.C. and Jensen, R.S. (eds), Dualisation of Part-Time Work: The Development of Labour Market Insiders and Outsiders, Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 265-288.


  • Evans, A. and Gray, E., ‘Marriage and happiness: Changing Australian attitudes to marriage’, in Wilson, S. and Hadler, M. (eds), Australian social attitudes IV: The age of insecurity, Sydney University Press, Sydney, pp. 197-208.
  • Besemer, K. and Dennison, S., 'Intergenerational social exclusion in prisoners' families', in Hutton, M. and Moran, D. (eds.), Handbook on Prison and the Family, Palgrave, Basingstoke, United Kingdom.
  • Manzoni, A. and Mooi-Reci, I., ‘Measuring sequence quality’ in Ritschard, G., and Studer, M. (eds), Sequence analysis and related approaches, innovative methods and applications (Life course research and social policies, vol. 10), Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 261-278.
  • Ravazzini, L. and Kuhn, U., 'Wealth, savings and children among Swiss, German and Australian families' in Tillman, R. Voorpostel, M., and Farago, P., (eds.), Change and inertia in contemporary Switzerland - Understanding Swiss society over time, Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 161-174.
  • Ray, R., 'Dynamic extensions of multidimensional poverty measures with selected empirical applications', in Household behaviour, prices, and welfare, Springer, Singapore, pp. 337-379.
  • Testa, M.R. and Bolano, D., 'From intentions to births: Gendered paths of realization in a multi-dimensional life course perspective', in Kapella O., Scheider N.F. and Rost, H. (eds), Familie–Bildung–Migration: Familienforschung im Spannungsfeld zwischen Wissenschaft, Politik und Praxis, Verlag Barbara Budrich, Opladen, pp. 105-126.
  • World Bank., Fair progress?: Educational mobility around the world. Equity and development, World Bank, Washington DC, USA.


  • Biddle, N. and Weldeegzie, S.G., 'Migrant health in Australia: existing literature and new results' in Trovato, F., (ed.), Migration, health and survival: International perspectives, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham (UK), pp. 49-66.
  • Callander, E.J., and Schofield, D.J., 'A closing window of opportunity - When does multidimensional poverty become chronic? A longitudinal study of Australians' in Kraeger, P., Cloutier, S., Talmage, C., (eds), New Dimensions in Community Well-Being, Springer International Publishing, pp. 115-128.
  • Kristoffersen, I., 'Evaluating comparability of survey data on subjective well-being', in Gaël Brulé, and Filomena Maggino (eds), Metrics of subjective well-being: Limits and improvements, Springer, Cham, pp. 157-184.
  • OECD., 'Multiple barriers to employment: The faces of joblessness in Australia', Chapter 2, in Connecting people with jobs: Key issues for raising labour market participation in Australia, OECD Publishing, Paris.
  • Peetz, D., Murray, G., and Poorhosseinzadeh, M., in 'Why do women at the top of organizations do worse', in D. Peetz and G. Murray (eds.), Women, labor segmentation and regulation: Varieties of gender gaps, Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 175-191.
  • Sinning, M., 'Gender differences in costs and returns to higher education' in Stewart, M (ed.), Tax, social policy and gender: Rethinking equality and efficiency, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 227-256.
  • Wu L., Haynes M., Smith A., Chen T., Li X., ‘Generating life course trajectory sequences with recurrent neural networks and application to early detection of social disadvantage’, in Cong G., Peng WC., Zhang W., Li C., Sun A. (eds), Advanced Data Mining and Applications: 13th International Conference, ADMA 2017, Singapore, November 5-6, 2017, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series, vol. 10604). Springer, Cham.


  • Horsfall, B., and Dempsey, D., 'Grandfathers in Australia: The gendered division of grandparent care', in A. Buchanan and A. Rotkirch (eds), Grandfathers: Global perspectives, (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life), Macmillan, London, pp. 147-164.


  • Baxter, J., Hewitt, B., and Rose, J., 'Marriage', in G. Heard and D. Arunachalam (eds.), Family formation in 21st Century Australia, Springer Netherlands, pp. 31-51.
  • Evans, A., 'Entering a union in the twenty-first century: Cohabitation and 'living apart together'', in G. Heard and D. Arunachalam (eds.), Family formation in 21st century Australia, Springer Netherlands, pp. 13-30.
  • Gong, C., and Kendig, H., 'Ageing and social change in Australia', in H. Kendig, P. McDonald and J. Piggott (eds.), 'Population ageing and Australia’s future', Canberra, ANU Press for the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.
  • Gray, E., 'Patterns of contraceptive use', in G. Heard and D. Arunachalam (eds.), Family formation in 21st century Australia, Springer Netherlands, pp. 123-140.
  • Gray, E., 'Repartnering', in G. Heard and D. Arunachalam (eds.), Family formation in 21st century Australia, Springer Netherlands, pp. 101-121.
  • Heard, G., and Arunachalam, D., 'Australians' desire for children', in G. Heard and D. Arunachalam (eds.), Family formation in 21st century Australia, Springer Netherlands, pp. 141-158.
  • Hewitt, B. and Baxter, J., 'Relationship dissolution', in G. Heard and D. Arunachalam (eds.), Family formation in 21st century Australia, Springer Netherlands, pp. 77-99.
  • Lillard, D.R., ‘Smoking in Australia’, in D.R. Lillard and R. Christopoulou (eds), Life-course smoking behavior: Patterns and national context in ten countries, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 15-28.
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In It Together: Why Less Inequality Benefits All, OECD Publishing, Paris, France.
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Tackling harmful alcohol use, economics and social policy, OECD Publishing, Paris, France.
  • Ulichny, J., Ambrey, C.L., and Fleming, C.M., 'Social connectedness and the declining life satisfaction of Australian females', in S. Moore (ed.), Contemporary global perspectives on gender economics, IGI Global, Hershey, USA.
  • Weinberg, M.K., and Cummins, R.A., 'The distribution of quality of life in Australia', in W. Glatzer, L. Camfield, V. Moller and M. Rojas (eds.), Global handbook of quality of life, Springer Netherlands, pp. 609-624.


  • Bray, J.R., 'Changes in inequality in Australia and the redistributional impacts of taxes and government benefits', in A. Podger and D. Trewin (eds.) Measuring and promoting wellbeing: How important is economic growth?, Australian National University Press, Canberra, Chapter 18.
  • Buchler, S., Chesters, J., Higginson, A. and Haynes, M., 'Adult learning in Australia: Predictors and outcomes', in H.P. Blossfiled, E. Kilpiakonen, D. Vona de Vilhena and S. Buchholz (eds.) Adult learning in modern societies: An international comparison from a life-course perspective, Edward Elgar Publishing, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, pp. 98-118.
  • Clarke, A., Flèche, S., and Senik, C., 'The great happiness moderation', in A. Clark and C. Senik (eds.) Chapter 2: Happiness and economic growth: Lessons from developing countries, Oxford University Press, UK.
  • Eid, M., and Kutscher, T., 'Statistical models for analyzing stability and change in happiness, in K.M. Sheldon and R. E. Lucas (Eds.), Stability of happiness: Theories and evidence on whether happiness can change, Academic Press Elsevier, London, United Kingdom, pp. 261-297.
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and development (OECD), 'Chapter 2. Sharing the pain equally? Wage adjustments during the crisis and recovery - Futher material', Annex of Chapter 2 of the OECD Employment Outlook 2014, OECD Publishing, Paris.
  • Potts, J. and Shehadeh, T., 'Compensating differentials in creative industries and occupations: Some evidence from HILDA', in G.Hearn, R. Bridgstock, B. Goldsmith and J. Rodgers (eds.) Creative work beyond the creative industries: Innovation, employment and education, Edward Elgar Publishing, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, pp. 47-60.
  • Wooden, M., 'Working time and the quality of life', in A.C. Michalos (ed.) Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research, Springer, Dordercht, Netherlands, pp. 7,198-7, 203.


  • Patulny, R. and Pini, B., 'Counting Men: Quantitative Approaches to the Study of Men and Masculinities', in B. Pini and B. Pease (eds.) Men, Masculinities and Methodologies, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 115-128.
  • Smyth, B., Baxter, J., Fletcher, R. and Moloney, L., 'Fathers in Australia: A contemporary snapshot', in David W. Shwalb, Barbara J. Shwalb, Michael E. Lamb (eds.), Fathers in Cultural Context, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York and Hove, pp. 361-382.
  • Stehlik, D., 'Social Work Practice with Drought-Affected Families: An Australian Case Study', in M. Gray, J. Coates and T. Hetherington (eds.) Environmental Social Work, Abigdon, Oxon: Routledge, pp. 135-155.


  • Chesters, J. and Western, J., 'Impact of the GFC on Income and Earnings in Australia', in C. Suter and M. Herkenrath (eds.) World Society in the Global Economic Crisis, Zurich: World Society Foundation.
  • Headey, B., Krause, P. and Wagner, G.G., 'Poverty Redefined as Low Consumption and Low Wealth, Not Just Low Income: Psychological Consequences in Germany and Australia' in D.J. Besharov and K.A. Couch (eds.), Counting the Poor: New Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 363-388.
  • Lynam, T., Langridge, J., Langston, A. and Maru, Y., 'A Bayesian Network Approach to Investigating Climate Change and Commodity Price Change Impacts on Human Well-Being: A Case Study of Employment from Queensland, Australia', in J. Palutikof, S.L. Boulter, A.J. Ash, M. Stafford Smith, M. Parry, M. Waschka and D. Guitart (eds.) Climate Adaptation Futures, Wiley, Chapter 31.
  • Smyth, B.M., Baxter, J.A., Fletcher, R.J & Moloney, L.J., 'Fathers in Australia: A Contemporary Snapshot'. in D.W. Shwalb, B.J. Shwalb and M.E. Lamb (eds.) Fathers in Cultural Context, Routledge, New York.


  • Wood, G., Ong, R. and Dockery, A.M., 'The Long-Run Decline in Employment Participation for Australian Public Housing Tenants: An Investigation', in A. Marsh and K. Gibbs (eds.), Housing Economics, Volume 5: Government, Policy And Contemporary Developments, Sage Publications, United Kingdom.


  • Apps, P. and Rees, R., Public Economics and the Household, Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom.
  • Drago, R. and Wooden, M., 'Work Hours Mismatch in the United States and Australia', in K. Christensen and Schneider (eds.), Workplace Flexibility: Realigning 20th-Century Jobs for a 21st-Century Workforce, Cornell University Press, New York, pp. 262-275.
  • Vosko, L., Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment, York University, Toronto.
  • Wood, G. and Nygaard, C.A., 'Housing Equity Withdrawal and Retirement: Evidence from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey (HILDA)', in S.J. Smith and B.A. Searle (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to the Economics of Housing: The Housing Wealth of Nations, Wiley-Blackwell, West Sussex, pp. 257-278.
  • Wood, G., Ong, R. and Stewart, M., 'Housing Taxes and the Supply of Private Rental Housing', in M. Stewart (ed.), Housing and Tax Policy, Australian Tax Research Foundation, Melbourne, pp. 163-180.
  • Ziguras, S. and Stricker, P., 'Labour Market Transitions in Australia: Employment, Flexibility and Security in a Liberal Welfare Regime', in R.J.A Muffels (ed.), Flexibility and Employment Security in Europe: Labour Markets in Transition, MPG Books Ltd, Cornwall, pp. 281-305.


  • Daly, A. and Cole, K., 'Changing Transitions: Developments in the Labour Market and Education for Australian Youth Since the 1980s', in J. Corbett, A. Daly, H. Matsushige and D. Taylor (eds.), Laggards and Leaders in Labour Market Reform: Comparing Japan and Australia, Routledge, Oxon, pp. 223-239.
  • Dockery, A.M., 'Terrorism, Tourism, Wellbeing and Sense of Security: The Case of Australia', in C. Pforr and P. Hosie (eds.), Crisis Management in the Tourism Industry: Beating the Odds?, Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Surrey, pp. 107-130.
  • Hewitt, B., Who Gets Divorced in Australia? Gender, Social Determinants and Initiation of Separation, Lambert Academic Publishing, Koln.
  • Messinis, G., 'Overeducation and Overskilling in Australia: Second Generation Greek-Australians and Italian-Australians', in E. Close, M. Tsianikas and G. Couvalis (eds.), Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies 2007, Flinders University Press, Adelaide, pp. 233-250.
  • Velamuri, M. and Stillman, S., 'The Impact of Crime Victimisation on Individual Well-Being: Evidence from Australia', in P.S. Morrison (ed.), Joint Labour, Employment and Work and Australian Labour Market Research Workshop Conference, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, pp. 583-595.
  • Watson, N. and Wooden, M., 'Identifying Factors Affecting Longitudinal Survey Response', in P. Lynn (ed.), Methodology of Longitudinal Surveys, John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, pp. 157-179.
  • Wooden, M. and Drago, R., 'The Changing Distribution of Working Hours in Australia', in J. Corbett, A. Daly, H. Matsushige and D. Taylor (eds.), Laggards and Leaders in Labour Market Reform: Comparing Japan and Australia, Routledge, Oxon, pp. 67-81.


  • de Vaus, D., Gray, M., Stanton, D. and Qu, L., 'The Financial Consequences of Divorce For Later Life', in K. Van den Bosch and P.A. Kemp (eds.), Social Protection In An Ageing World, Intersentia, Oxford, pp. 257-278.
  • Masterman-Smith, H. and Pocock, B., Living Low Paid: The Dark Side of Prosperous Australia, Allen and Unwin, New South Wales.


  • Wilson, K., Brown, M and Cregan, C., 'Job Quality and Casual Employment: Evidence from the HILDA Survey', in B. Pocock, C. Provis and E. Willis (eds.), 21st Century Work: High Road or Low Road? Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the Association of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, vol 1, refereed papers, pp. 577-585.


  • Baxter, J., 'White Australians and Male Breadwinners: The Role of Immigration and Employment Policy in Shaping Domestic Labour Patterns in Australia', in S. Huang, B. Yeoh and N. Rahman (eds.), Asian Women as Transnational Domestic Workers, Marshall Cavendish International, Singapore.
  • Headey, B. and Wooden, M., 'Economic Wellbeing and Subjective Wellbeing: The Effects of Income and Wealth', in Lenore Manderson (ed.), Rethinking Well-being: Essays on Health, Disability and Disadvantage, Australian Public Intellectual Network, Curtin University, Perth, pp. 91-109.
  • Headey, B. and Wooden, M., 'Income, Wealth and Joblessness: Insights from the HILDA Survey', in Peter Dawkins and Michael Stutchbury (eds.), Sustaining Prosperity, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, pp. 25-58.


  • de Vaus, D.A., Diversity and Change in Australian Families: A Statistical Profile, Australian Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne.
  • de Vaus, D.A., 'Australian Families', in B.N. Adams and J. Trost (eds.), Handbook of World Families, Thousand Oaks, Sage Publications, London.
  • de Vaus, D.A. and Gray, M., 'Family Transitions in Childhood', in Vaus, Diversity and Change in Australian Families: A Statistical Profile, Australian Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne, pp. 132-140.
  • Tsumori, K., The Road to Work: Freeing Up the Labour Market, Centre for Independent Studies Policy Monograph no. 64, St Leonards, Sydney.


  • Pocock, B., The Work / Life Collision, Federation Press, Annandale, Sydney.
  • Watson, I., Buchanan, J., Campbell, I. and Briggs, C., Fragmented Futures: New Challenges in Working Life, Federation Press, Annandale, Sydney.