HILDA Survey Research Conference 2013


Thursday 3 and Friday 4 October 2013

ISSN 2202-9923 (Online)

Published October 2013

Academic Committee:

  • Professor Mark Wooden, Director, HILDA Survey, Melbourne Institute, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Janeen Baxter, Australian Professorial Fellow, University of Queensland
  • Professor Garry Barrett, Professor of Economics, University of Sydney

Best Paper Prize was awarded to:

Dr Xiadong Gong for his paper ‘Channels of Labour Supply Responses of Lone Parents to Changed Work Incentives’, authored by Xiadong Gong and Robert Breunig.

Selection Committee:

  • Associate Professor Bruce Bradbury, University of New South Wales
  • Professor David de Vaus, University of Queensland
  • Dr Ann Evans, Australian National University
  • Professor Steven Stillman, University of Otago
  • Associate Professor Roger Wilkins, University of Melbourne

Best Poster Prize was awarded to:

Dr Nicole Au for her poster ‘Self-Assessed General Health: What Does it Mean and What is it Hiding?’, authored by Nicole Au and David Johnston.

Selection Committee:

  • Professor Garry Barrett, University of Sydney
  • Professor Janeen Baxter, University of Queensland
  • Associate Professor Bruce Bradbury, University of New South Wales
  • Associate Professor Peter Butterworth, Australian National University
  • Dr Ben Edwards, Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • Dr Ann Evans, Australian National University
  • Dr Belinda Hewitt, University of Queensland
  • Professor Steven Stillman, University of Otago

Refereed Papers (selected after refereeing of full papers):

Non-Refereed Papers (selected on basis of abstract):

Posters Presented on Thursday 3 October 2013

1Presenter: Associate Professor Elisa Birch, University of Western Australia
The Determinants of Obesity in Australia
Author/s: Andrew Lau, Elisa Rose Birch and Anu Rammohan (University of Western Australia)
2Presenter: Mr Evarn Ooi, University of Sydney
Wage Discrimination in the Australian Labour Market: Evidence from the HILDA Panel Survey
Author/s: Evarn Ooi ( University of Sydney)
3Presenter: Ms Tania Sperti, Roy Morgan Research
Interviewer and Respondent Effects in Longitudinal Survey Response: The Experience of the HILDA Survey
Author/s: Taylan Akay and Tania Sperti (Roy Morgan Research)
4Presenter: Dr Jinjing Li, University of Canberra
The Impact of Gender Representations in Media on Female Employment: Evidence from HILDA and ABC News
Author/s: Jinjing Li ( University of Canberra)
5Presenter: Ms Inga Kristoffersen, University of Western Australia
The Education–Happiness Puzzle
Author/s: Inga Kristoffersen (University of Western Australia)
6Presenter: Mr Suresh Joshi, Deakin University
Immigrants and Smoking Behaviour: Does the Duration of Stay in Australia Matter?
Author/s: Suresh Joshi, Santosh Jatrana and Samba Siva Rao Pasupuleti (Deakin University)
7Presenter: Ms Tanja Kutscher, Freie Universität Berlin
Appropriateness of the Eleven-Point Likert Scale for Assessing Job Satisfaction
Author/s: Tanja Kutscher, Claudia Crayen and Michael Eid (Freie Universität Berlin)
8Presenter: Dr Samba Pasupuleti, Deakin University
Disability Among Immigrants to Australia
Author/s: Samba Siva Rao Pasupuleti and Santosh Jatrana (Deakin University)
9Presenter: Dr Belinda Hewitt, University of Queensland
Relationship Dissolution and Self-Rated Health: A Longitudinal Analysis of Transitions from Cohabitation and Marriage in Australia and Switzerland
Author/s: Belinda Hewitt (University of Queensland) Marieke Voorpostel (FORS, Switzerland) and Gavin Turrell (Queensland University of Technology)
10Presenter: Mr Brendan Churchill, University of Tasmania
Gender Roles over the Life Course using the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics of Australia Survey
Author/s: Brendan Churchill (University of Tasmania)
11Presenter: Dr Nicole Au, Monash University
Self-Assessed General Health: What Does it Mean and What is it Hiding?
Author/s: Nicole Au and David Johnston (Monash University)
12Presenter: Dr Sonja Kassenboehmer, University of Melbourne
The Link between Locus of Control, Wealth Accumulation, and Asset Portfolios
Author/s: Deborah Cobb-Clark, Sonja Kassenboehmer (University of Melbourne) and Mathias Sinning (Australian National University)
13Presenter: Ms Andrea La Nauze, University of Melbourne
Refuting Gay Stereotypes: Personality Traits Cannot Explain Sexuality Based Wage Gaps in Australia
Author/s: Andrea La Nauze (University of Melbourne)