Visualizing Underemployment Dynamics in Australia : Combining Sankey and Sequence Analysis Plots

Faculty/Professorship: Methods of Empirical Social Research  
Author(s): Fauser, Sophia  ; Mooi-Reci, Irma
Title of the Journal: Socius : Sociological Research for a Dynamic World
ISSN: 2378-0231
Publisher Information: London : Sage
Year of publication: 2023
Pages: 1-3
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.1177/17588359231172420
This visualization uses annual data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to illustrate the dynamics of underemployment for Australian men and women in their early careers (ages 25–34 years). Visualizing the dynamics of underemployment reveals that it is a persistent and gender-biased issue. Women are more likely to experience underemployment in their early careers compared with men. Additionally, women are more likely to become trapped in a cycle of underemployment and inactivity, leading to unfavorable long-term work experiences. This disparity highlights the need for policies that improve women’s human capital and productivity by addressing underemployment in their early careers.
GND Keywords: Australien; Unterbeschäftigung
Keywords: early-career dynamics, gender differences, underemployment
DDC Classification: 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology  
RVK Classification: MS 4800   
Type: Article
Release Date: 9. May 2023