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    Life satisfaction and the economic and social characteristics of neighbourhoods
    Shields, MA ; Price, SW ; Wooden, M (SPRINGER, 2009-04-01)
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    Working Time Mismatch and Subjective Well-being
    Wooden, M ; Warren, D ; Drago, R (WILEY, 2009-03-01)
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    Long Work Hours: Volunteers and Conscripts
    Drago, R ; Wooden, M ; Black, D (WILEY, 2009-09-01)
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    Paid Annua Leave and Working Hours: Evidence from the HILDA Survey
    Wooden, M ; Warren, D (SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC, 2008-09-01)
    Using data from wave 5 of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, this study examines: (1) the extent to which Australian employees use their annual leave entitlements; and (2) the association between annual leave taking and weekly hours of work. After restricting attention to employees likely to have entitlement to at least 4 weeks of paid annual leave, it is found that the mean number of days of leave taken per year is around 16 and that the majority of employees (63%) take less than 20. The incidence of annual leave taking is found to vary positively with the number of usual weekly hours of work, but the size of this effect is small and weak.
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    Overskilling, Job Insecurity, and Career Mobility
    McGuinness, S ; Wooden, M (WILEY, 2009-04-01)
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    The effects of household joblessness on mental health
    Scutella, R ; Wooden, M (PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, 2008-07-01)
    It is widely assumed that the economic and social costs that unemployment gives rise to must be exacerbated where joblessness is concentrated within families. This hypothesis is tested in this paper. Specifically, data from the first five waves of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey (HILDA), a nationally representative household panel survey administered in Australia, are used to test whether jobless individuals score worse on a measure of mental health when they live in households with other jobless people. Consistent with previous research, unemployment is found to be associated with lower levels of mental health. No evidence, however, can be found for any additional disadvantage to the unemployed stemming from living in a jobless household.