Mark Wooden
Research Fellow

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too h Wooden Mark Wooden commenced an appointment as a Professorial Fellow with the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research in March 2000. He was previously Professor and Acting Director at the National Institute of Labour Studies, Flinders University of South Australia, where he had been employed for 19 years. In that time he developed a reputation as one of Australia's leading commentators on contemporary developments in the labour market.

In 2000 he, under contract with the Australian Government, established the HILDA Survey Project, Australia's first large-scale household panel survey, and still manages this project today. He thus has a strong interest in the analysis of longitudinal data to investigate contemporary social and economic issues.

Professor Wooden's other current research interests are primarily in the areas of the changing nature of work, and especially working time arrangements, and employee relations and economic performance. However, he has also undertaken research in other related fields, including immigration, education and training, human resource management, public health and subjective well-being.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2001.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10768  Duncan McVicar
Mark Wooden
Yin King Fok
Contingent Employment and Labour Market Pathways: Bridge or Trap?
10670  Inga Lass
Mark Wooden
The Structure of the Wage Gap for Temporary Workers: Evidence from Australian Panel Data
9879  Melisa Bubonya
Deborah A. Cobb-Clark
Mark Wooden
Mental Health and Productivity at Work: Does What You Do Matter?
(Published in: Labour Economics, 2017, 46, 150-165. doi:10.1016/j.labeco.2017.05.001)
9818  Steffen Otterbach
Mark Wooden
Yin King Fok
Working-Time Mismatch and Mental Health
8935  Joseph J. Sabia
Mark Wooden
Sexual Identity, Earnings, and Labour Market Dynamics: New Evidence from Longitudinal Data in Australia
(Published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2016, 83(4), 903-931. doi:10.1002/soej.12181)
8793  Hielke Buddelmeyer
Daniel S. Hamermesh
Mark Wooden
The Stress Cost of Children
(Forthcoming in European Economic Review, 2017. doi:10.1016/j.euroecorev.2016.12.012)
8588  Melisa Bubonya
Deborah A. Cobb-Clark
Mark Wooden
A Family Affair: Job Loss and the Mental Health of Spouses and Adolescents
(Published in: IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 2017, 6:6. doi:10.1186/s40172-017-0056-1)
8127  Nattavudh Powdthavee
Mark Wooden
What Can Life Satisfaction Data Tell Us About Discrimination Against Sexual Minorities? A Structural Equation Model for Australia and the United Kingdom
(Substantially revised version published as: 'Life Satisfaction and Sexual Minorities: Evidence from Australia and the United Kingdom', Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2015, 116, 107-126. doi:10.1016/j.jebo.2015.04.012)
7590  Hielke Buddelmeyer
Duncan McVicar
Mark Wooden
Non-Standard 'Contingent' Employment and Job Satisfaction: A Panel Data Analysis
(Published in: Industrial Relations, 2015, 54(2), 256-275. doi:10.1111/irel.12090)
7365  Nattavudh Powdthavee
Warn N. Lekfuangfu
Mark Wooden
The Marginal Income Effect of Education on Happiness: Estimating the Direct and Indirect Effects of Compulsory Schooling on Well-Being in Australia
(Substantially revised version published as: '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, 2015, 54(1), 10-21. doi:10.1016/j.socec.2014.11.002)
6764  Seamus McGuinness
Mark Wooden
Markus Hahn
Job Insecurity and Future Labour Market Outcomes
(Published in: Industrial Relations Journal, 2014, 45(4), 329-347. doi:10.1111/irj.12061)
6225  Roger Wilkins
Mark Wooden
Gender Differences in Rates of Job Dismissal: Why Are Men More Likely to Lose Their Jobs?
(Published in: Industrial Relations, 2013, 52(2), 582-608. doi:10.1111/irel.12024 )
2938  Seamus McGuinness
Mark Wooden
Overskilling, Job Insecurity and Career Mobility
(Published in: Industrial Relations, 2009, 48(2), 265-286. doi:10.1111/j.1468-232X.2009.00557.x)
2484  Robert Drago
Mark Wooden
David Black
Long Work Hours: Volunteers and Conscripts
(Published in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2009, 47(3), 571-600. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8543.2009.00717.x)
2404  Robert Drago
Mark Wooden
David Black
Who Wants Flexibility? Changing Work Hours Preferences and Life Events
(Published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2009, 62(3), 394-414. doi:10.1177/001979390906200308)
1720  Robert Drago
David Black
Mark Wooden
The Existence and Persistence of Long Work Hours
1308  Robert Drago
David Black
Mark Wooden
Female Breadwinner Families: Their Existence, Persistence and Sources
(Published in: Journal of Sociology, 2005, 41(4), 343-362. doi: 10.1177/1440783305058465)
1218  Bruce Headey
Ruud Muffels
Mark Wooden
Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness… Or Does It? A Reconsideration Based on the Combined Effects of Wealth, Income and Consumption
(Published in: Social Indicators Research, 2008, 87(1), 65-82. doi:10.1007/s11205-007-9146-y)
1210  Robert Drago
David Black
Mark Wooden
Gender and Work Hours Transitions in Australia: Drop Ceilings and Trap-Door Floors
1032  Bruce Headey
Mark Wooden
The Effects of Wealth and Income on Subjective Well-Being and Ill-Being
(Published in: Economic Record, 2004, 80 (S1), S24-S33. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4932.2004.00181.x)