Published Research - Childhood Education and Care


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Nikolin, S., Lindner, H., Bilston, L.E. and Brown, J. 2016, 'Family day care educators as a source of child car safety information for parents', International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, vol. 54, No. 1, pp. 24-33.

Baxter, J. A., Hand, K., and Sweid, R. 2016, 'Flexible child care and Australian parents’ work and care decision-making', Australian Institute of Family Studies, Research Report No. 37.

Hancock, K.J. and Zubrick, S.R. 2015. 'Children and young people at risk of disengagement from school'. Review on student disengagement commissioned by the Commissioner for Children and Young People of Western Australia.


Baxter, Jennifer. 2014, 'Maternal Employment and Childcare in Australia: submission to the Productivity commission Childcare and Early Childhood Learning Inquiry', Australian Institute of Family Studies, pp. 1-49.

Baxter, Jennifer. 2013, 'Parents working out work', Australian Family Trends No. 1 - April 2013, Australian Institute of Family Studies, pp. 1-10.

Hayes, A. et al. 2010, 'Families then and now 1980-2010'. Fact sheet Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Cassells, R. and McNamara, J. 2006, 'Before and after school care: costs and usage of formal child care services for school age children, 1999 and 2002'. Paper prepared for the International Women and Leadership Conference: Changes, Challenges & Choices, Fremantle.

McNamara, J. and Cassells, R. 2006, 'Child care for infants: trends in usage and costs, 1999 to 2002'. Paper prepared for the 35th Conference of Economists, Curtin University, 2006.

McNamara, J., Casselle, R., Harding, A. and Lloyd, R. 2006, 'Trends in Child Care Use and Cost between 1999 and 2002'. Australian Journal of Labour Economics, vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 125-146.

Buddelmeyer, H., Freebairn, J. and Kalb, G. 2005, 'The Melbourne Institute analysis of the 2005 Federal Budget', Quarterly Bulletin of Economic Trends, vol. 2.05, pp. 19-21, Mercer, Melbourne Institute.

Cai, L., Kalb, G., Tseng, Y.P. and Vu, H.H. 2005, 'The effect of financial incentives on labour supply: Evidence for sole parents from microsimulation and quasi-experimental evaluation', Melbourne Institute working paper No. 10/2005. Presented at XIX Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics at the Cité Universitaire organised by Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 16-18 June and Australian Conference for Economists, 26-28 September, University of Melbourne.

Doiron, D. and Kalb, G. 2005, 'Demands for childcare and household labour supply in Australia', Economic Record, vol. 81, no. 254, pp. 215-36.

Doiron. D and Kalb. G. 2005, 'Effects of child care demands and policies on household labour supply in Australia', Policy Research Paper no. 25, Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services.

McNamara, J., Cassells, R., Lloyd, R. and Harding, A. 2005, 'The demographic profile of families using child care: changes between 1999 and 2002', Unpublished report for the Department of Family and Community Services.

McNamara, J., Cassells, R., and Lloyd, R. 2005, 'Persistence of problems with child'. HILDA Survey Research Conference', Melbourne, September 29-30, 2005. Canberra, AC: University of Canberra, National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling.

Baxter, J. 2004, 'Increasing employment of partnered mothers: changes in child care use'. Paper presented to the 12th Biennial Conference of the Australian Population Association, 15-17 September, 2004, Canberra, Australia.

Doiron. D. and Kalb. G. 2002, 'Demand for childcare services and labour supply in Australian families', Australian Economic Review, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 204-13.

Baxter, J.A.. 2002, 'The employment of partnered mothers in Australia 1981-2001'. A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.