This paper develops measures of job creation and job destruction (JC&D) based on the methodology initially developed by Davis and Haltiwanger (1990) and using industry employment data from the ABS Survey of Employment and Earnings (SEE), which is available on a quarterly basis between August 1983 and December 2001. It specifically examines the interaction of part-time and full-time employment with JC&D processes over the business cycle. Econometric analysis has been conducted to determine the time series properties of cyclical sensitivity and asymmetry.These findings are considered in the context of the likely consequences of the Howard government's Work Choices legislation.
Australian Journal of Social Issues Vol. 41, Issue 2, p. 247-259