Household, Income and Labour Dynamics:
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.
Probing the Effects of the Australian System of Minimum Wages on the Gender Wage Gap
Barbara Broadway, Roger Wilkins (2017)
The Bilateral Relationship between Depressive Symptoms and Employment Status
Melisa Bubonya, Deborah A. Cobb-Clark, David C. Ribar (2017)
The Structure of the Wage Gap for Temporary Workers: Evidence from Australian Panel Data
Inga Lass, Mark Wooden (2017)
Top Incomes and Inequality in Australia: Reconciling Recent Estimates from Household Survey and Tax Return Data
Richard V. Burkhauser, Markus H. Hahn, Roger Wilkins (2016)
Working-Time Mismatch and Mental Health
Steffen Otterbach, Mark Wooden, Yin King Fok (2016)
What Has Been Happening to UK Income Inequality Since the Mid-1990s? Answers from Reconciled and Combined Household Survey and Tax Return Data
Richard V. Burkhauser, Nicolas Hérault, Stephen P. Jenkins, Roger Wilkins (2016)
How Income Mobility and Income Growth Explain Income Inequality Trends
Nicolas Herault (2015)
Can Having Internal Locus of Control Insure against Negative Shocks? Psychological Evidence from Panel Data
Hielke Buddelmeyer, Nattavudh Powdthavee (2015)
Sexual Identity, Earnings, and Labour Market Dynamics: New Evidence from Longitudinal Data in Australia
Joseph J. Sabia, Mark Wooden (2015)
The Stress Cost of Children
Hielke Buddelmeyer, Daniel S. Hamermesh, Mark Wooden (2015)
What Can Life Satisfaction Data Tell Us about Discrimination against Sexual Minorities? A Structural Equation Model for Australia and the United Kingdom
Nattavudh Powdthavee, Mark Wooden (2014)
Measuring Adequacy of Retirement Savings
John Burnett, Kevin Davis, Carsten Murawski, Roger Wilkins, Nicholas Wilkinson (2014)
Multidimensionality of Longitudinal Data: Unlocking the Age-Happiness Puzzle
Ning Li (2014)
- Probing the Effects of the Australian System of Minimum Wages on the Gender Wage Gap
- Cheng TC, Powdthavee N & Oswald AJ. 2014. Longitudinal Evidence for a Midlife Nadir in Human Well-being: Results from Four Data Sets, IZA Discussion Paper No. 7942.
- Uhrig SCN & Watson N. 2014. The Impact of Measurement Error on Wage Decomposition: Evidence from the BHPS and HILDA Survey, HILDA Discussion Paper Series No. 2/14, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.
- Watson N & Summerfield M. 2014. Outcomes from Matching the HILDA Survey to the Death Register, HILDA Technical Paper Series No. 2/14, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.
- Watson N & Wooden M. 2015. Factors affecting response to the HILDA Survey Self-Completion Questionnaire. HILDA Discussion Paper Series 1/15. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne.
- Wooden M. 2014. The Measurement of Sexual Identity in Wave 12 of the HILDA Survey (and associations with mental health and earnings), HILDA Discussion Paper Series No. 1/14, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.