Household gender regimes: What can we learn from Census income data?

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The paper focuses on gender relations and considers the value of aggregate income data, generated by the national census. It draws on concepts of gender order and gender regimes as well as a typology of relations of social reproduction. Utilising these concepts we examine the changing nature of gender relations and inequality in Australia between 2006 and 2011. We ask whether we can use data collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in its census of population and housing to monitor changing patterns of income generation within families over time and across space within Australia? We further ask, can this data tell us much about either the changing patterns of gender relations in the domestic sphere or the changing levels of inequality in Australia?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 Proceedings of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference
Subtitle of host publicationReflections, Intersections and Aspirations: 50 Years of Australian Sociology
EditorsNick Osbaldiston, Catherine Strong, Helen Forbes-Mewett
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherThe Sociological Association of Australia (TASA)
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780646911267
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 TASA Conference - Monash University, Caulfield campus, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 25 Nov 201328 Nov 2013 (Conference website)


Conference2013 TASA Conference
Abbreviated titleReflections, intersections and aspirations: 50 years of Australian sociology
OtherThe conference celebrates 50 years of Australian Sociology and is hosted by the School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University. The conference will be held at the conveniently located Caulfield campus directly opposite the Caulfield train station – a short train ride to Melbourne city centre. Monash last hosted the conference in 1999 and has since continued to develop a national and international standing with the capacity to advance sociology as a discipline.
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