Published November, 2016
Publication Type: Journal of Sociology 1–20 © The Author(s) 2016 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/1440783316674357 jos.sagepub.com
Author(s): Keith Robinson Griffith University, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, Australia David Peetz Griffith University, Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources, Australia Georgina Murray Griffith University, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, Australia Sonya Griffin Griffith University, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, Australia Olav MuurlinkCentral Queensland University, School of Business and Law, Australia
We examine the relationships between the working arrangements of mineworkers and behavioural issues in their children, using a large Australian matched-pair dataset of workers and their partners. The findings suggest both that workers’ work conditions, and aspects of safety and security, influence aspects of child behaviour, reflecting not least the results of tiredness, emotional exhaustion and sleep interruption. In addition, it appears that child behaviour probably influences the pressure experienced by their parents and hence their attitudes towards aspects of work.
age groups, children, fly-in fly-out, long-distance commute workers, shift-work, sleep, well-being