MY RESEARCH MAKES CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE WAY PEOPLE ARE AND HOW THEY LIVE, PAYING ATTENTION TO HOW SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS PRODUCE AND REPRODUCE CYCLES OF DISADVANTAGE.

BY ADOPTING A LONGITUDINAL AND LIFE COURSE APPROACH, I AIM TO DEVELOP BETTER UNDERSTANDINGS OF HOW INDIVIDUALS’ LIFE EXPERIENCES AT CERTAIN TIME POINTS CAN HAVE LONG-LASTING EFFECTS IN THEIR LIFE OUTCOMES.

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Francisco (Paco) Perales holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology from London Metropolitan University, a Masters degree in Sociology and Panel Data Analysis from the University of Essex, and a PhD in Social and Economic Research from the Institute for Social and Economic Research.

His research revolves around issues of gender, work and families, with a particular interest in the production and reproduction of gender inequalities at home and at work. His work often relies on principles of the life-course approach and his methodological expertise is on the analysis of longitudinal survey data.

Recently, Dr Perales was awarded an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) to undertake a project which will provide new systematic Australian evidence of social stratification by sexual orientation across a diversity of life domains, and identify mechanisms driving the associations between sexual-minority status and life outcomes.

Research interests

  • Social stratification and inequality
  • Longitudinal and panel data methods
  • Gender and sexual identity
  • Family structure
  • Work and occupations
  • Subjective wellbeing
  • The social determinants of sleep

publications

Refereed journal articles

Perales, F. and Chesters, J. (2017) ‘The Returns to Mature-Age Education in AustraliaInternational Journal of Educational Research, 85: 87-98

Tomaszewski, W., Perales, F. and Xiang, N. (2017) ‘Career Guidance, School Experiences and the University Participation of Young People from Low Socio-Economic BackgroundsInternational Journal of Educational Research, 85: 11-23

Schunck, R. and Perales, F. (2017) ‘Within- and Between-Cluster Effects in Generalized Linear Mixed Models: A Discussion of Approaches and the xthybrid CommandThe Stata Journal 17 (1): 89-115

Perales, F. and Plage, S. (2017) ‘Losing Ground, Losing Sleep: Local Economic Conditions, Economic Vulnerability, and SleepSocial Science Research 62: 189-203

Buchler, S., Perales, F. and Baxter, J. (2017) ‘Does Parenthood Change Attitudes to Fathering? Evidence from Australia and Britain’ Online access in Sex Roles

Martinez, A. and Perales, F. (2017) ‘The Dynamics of Multidimensional Poverty in Contemporary AustraliaSocial Indicators Research, 130 (2): 479-496

Vidal, S., Perales, F., Lersch, P. and Branden, M. (2017) ‘Family Migration in a Cross-National Perspective: The Importance of Within-Couple Employment Arrangements in Australia, Britain, Germany and SwedenDemographic Research 36 (10): 307-338

Perales, F. (2016) ‘The Costs of Being “Different”: Sexual Identity and Subjective Wellbeing over the Life Course' Social Indicators Research, 127 (2): 827-849

Perales, F., Johnson, S., Baxter, J., Lawrence, D. and Zubrick, S. (2016) ‘Family Structure and Childhood Mental Disorders: New Findings from AustraliaSocial Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 52(4): 423-433

Flórez, L. A. and Perales, F. (2016) ‘Labour Protection and Informal Work: A Cross-National Analysis of European Countries, 2004-2012International Labour Review, 155 (4): 623-650

Huang, Y., Perales, F. and Western, M. (2016) ‘A Land of the “Fair Go”? Intergenerational Earnings Elasticity in AustraliaAustralian Journal of Social Issues, 51 (3): 363-383

Craig, L., Perales, F., Vidal, S. and Baxter, J. (2016) ‘Domestic Outsourcing, Housework Time and Subjective Time Pressure: New Insights from Longitudinal DataJournal of Marriage and Family 78 (5): 1224-1236

Perales, F. and Tomaszewski, W. (2016) ‘Happier with the Same: Job Satisfaction of Disadvantaged WorkersBritish Journal of Industrial Relations, 54 (4): 685-708

Brady, M. and Perales, F. (2016) ‘Hours of Paid Work Among Single and Partnered Mothers in Australia: The Role of Childcare PackagesJournal of Family Issues, 37 (3): 321-343

Brynin, M. and Perales, F. (2016) ‘Gender Wage Inequality: The De-Gendering of the Occupational StructureEuropean Sociological Review, 32 (1): 162-174

Plage, S., Perales, F. and Baxter, J. (2016) ‘Doing Gender Overnight? Parenthood, Gender and Sleep Quantity and Quality in Australia’ Family Matters​, 97: 73-81

Vidal, S., Perales, F. and Baxter, J. (2016) ‘Dynamics of Domestic Labour across Short- and Long-Distance Family RelocationsJournal of Marriage and Family, 78 (2): 364-382

Perales, F., O’Flaherty, M. and Baxter, J. (2016) ‘Early Life Course Family Structure and Children’s Socio-Emotional Development: A View from AustraliaChild Indicators Research, 9 (4): 1003-1028

Ting, S., Perales, F. and Baxter, J. (2016) ‘Gender, Ethnicity and the Division of Household Labour within Heterosexual Couples in AustraliaJournal of Sociology 52 (4): 693-710

Perales, F. (2015) ‘Dynamics of Job Satisfaction across Geographic Relocations: A Panel Analysis of Young People in Britain and Australia’ Online access in The Annals of Regional Science

Perales, F., Baffour, B. and Mitrou, F. (2015) ‘Ethnic Differences in the Quality of the Interview Process and Implications for Survey Analysis: The Case of Indigenous AustraliansPLoS ONE, 10 (6): e0130994

Perales, F. and Vidal, S. (2015) ‘Looking Inwards: Towards a Geographically-Sensitive Approach to Occupational Sex-SegregationRegional Studies, 49 (4): 582-598

Perales, F., Del Pozo, J. and Del Pozo, B. (2015) ‘Long-Term Dynamics in Physical Activity Behavior across the Transition to ParenthoodInternational Journal of Public Health, 60 (3): 301-308

Perales, F., Baxter, J. and Tai, T. (2015) 'Gender, Justice and Work: A Distributive Approach to Perceptions of Housework Fairness' Social Science Research, 51 (1): 51-63

Baxter, J., Buchler, S., Perales, F. and Western, M. (2015) ‘A Life Changing Event: First Births and Men’s and Women’s Attitudes to Mothering and Gender Divisions of LaborSocial Forces, 93 (3), 989-1014

Perales, F., Del Pozo, J. and Del Pozo, B. (2014) ‘Impact of Physical Activity on Psychological Distress: A Prospective Analysis of an Australian National SampleAmerican Journal of Public Health, 104 (12): e91-e97

Perales, F. (2014) ‘How Wrong Were We? Dependent Interviewing, Self-Reports and Measurement Error in Occupational Mobility’ Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 4 (3): 299-316

Perales, F., Del Pozo, J., Del Pozo, J. and Del Pozo, B. (2014) ‘On the Associations between Physical Activity and Quality of Life: Findings from an Australian Nationally Representative Panel SurveyQuality of Life Research, 23 (7): 1921-1933

Tomaszewski, W. and Perales, F. (2014) ‘Who Settles for Less? Subjective Dispositions, Objective Circumstances, and Housing SatisfactionSocial Indicators Research, 118 (1): 181-203

Perales, F. (2013) ‘Occupational Feminization, Specialized Human Capital and Wages: Evidence from BritainWork, Employment and Society, 27 (4): 600-620

Perales, F. and Vidal, S. (2013) ‘Occupational Characteristics, Occupational Sex-Segregation and Family Migration DecisionsPopulation, Space and Place, 19 (5): 487-504

Perales, F. (2010) ‘The Impact of Occupational Sex-Segregation on Wages: Evidence from BritainEssex Graduate Journal of Sociology, 10: 35-53

Perales, F. (2008) ‘Determinism and Voluntarism in Giddens’s and Bourdieu’s Theories of Human AgencyEssex Graduate Journal of Sociology, 8: 55-64

Book chapters

Perales, F. (2014) ‘Why Do Men and Women Still Work in Different Occupations? A Test of Human Capital and Socialization Theories’. In: Tavidze, A. (ed.) ‘Progress in Economics Research (Volume 29)’, pp.171-207. New York: Nova Science Publishers

Working papers

Perales, F. and Chesters, J. (2017) ‘The Returns to Mature-Age Education in AustraliaLCC Working Papers, 2017-05

Lam, J. and Perales, F. (2017) ‘Chronic Illness and Mental Strain: The Moderating Role of Marital Status over the Disease CycleLCC Working Papers, 2017-03

Perales, F. and Baffour, B. (2017) ‘Respondent Mental Wellbeing and Interviewer Ratings of the Quality of the Survey InterviewLCC Working Papers, 2017-02

Perales, F., Lersch, P. and Baxter, J. (2017) ‘Birth Cohort, Ageing and Gender Ideology: Lessons from British and Australian Panel DataLCC Working Papers, 2017-01

Huang, Y., Perales, F. and Western, M. (2016) ‘On Whose Account? A Longitudinal Study of Financial Arrangements within Heterosexual CouplesLCC Working Papers, 2016-30

Azpitarte, F., Chigavazira, A., Kalb, G., Farrant, B., Perales, F. and Zubrick, S. (2016) ‘Childcare Use and Its Role in Indigenous Child Development: Evidence from the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children in AustraliaMelbourne Institute Working Paper Series, 2016-36

Tomaszewski, W., Perales, F. and Xiang, N. (2016) ‘Career Guidance, School Experiences and the University Participation of Young People from Equity GroupsLCC Working Papers, 2016-27

Jarallah, Y., Perales, F. and Baxter, J. (2016) ‘Parenthood and Men’s and Women’s Gender-Role Attitudes: Does Child’s Gender Matter?LCC Working Papers, 2016-12

Perales, F. and Baxter, J. (2015) ‘The Lives of the Others: Sexual Identity and Relationship Quality in Australia and the UKLCC Working Papers, 2015-31

Vidal, S., Perales, F., Lersch, P. and Brandén, M. (2015) ‘Family Migration in a Cross-National Perspective: The Importance of Institutional and Cultural Context LCC Working Papers, 2015-30

Huang, Y., Perales, F. and Western, M. (2015) ‘Intergenerational Earnings Elasticity Revisited: How Does Australia Fare in Income Mobility?LCC Working Papers, 2015-14

Perales, F., O'Flaherty, M. and Baxter, J. (2015) 'Early Life Course Family Structure and Children’s Socio-Emotional and Behavioural Functioning: A View from Australia' LCC Working Papers, 2015-12

Flórez, L. A. and Perales, F. (2015) ‘Labour Protection and Informal Work: A Cross-National Analysis of European Countries, 2004-2012LCC Working Papers, 2015-07

Perales, F. and Plage, S. (2015) ‘Losing Ground, Losing Sleep: Economic Vulnerability, Local Economic Conditions and Sleep QuantityLCC Working Papers, 2015-06

Perales, F., Higginson, A., Baxter, J., Western, M., Zubrick, S. R. and Mitrou, F. (2014) ‘Intergenerational Welfare Dependency in Australia: A Review of the LiteratureLCC Working Papers, 2014-09

Martinez, A. and Perales, F. (2014) ‘The Dynamics of Multidimensional Poverty in Contemporary AustraliaLCC Working Papers, 2014-08

Perales, F. (2014) ‘The Costs of Being “Different”: Sexual Identity and Subjective Wellbeing over the Life Course in Contemporary AustraliaLCC Working Papers, 2014-07

Perales, F. and Tomaszewski, W. (2014) ‘Happier with the Same: Job Satisfaction of Disadvantaged WorkersLCC Working Papers, 2014-04

Perales, F., Baffour, B. and Mitrou, F. (2014) ‘Differences in the Quality of the Interview Process between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians: Implications for Survey AnalysisLCC Working Papers, 2014-02

Perales, F. and Vidal, S. (2011) ‘Occupational Characteristics, Occupational Sex-Segregation and Family Migration DecisionsMigremus Working Papers, Nr 1/2011

Perales, F. (2010) ‘Occupational Feminization, Specialized Human Capital and Wages: Evidence from the British Labour MarketISER Working Papers, 2010-31

Other output

Povey, J., Brady, M., Perales, F., Baxter, J., Clague, D., Stevenson, S., Pedde, C. and Kennedy, E. (2017) ‘Key Findings from the In Home Care Program Review’. Unpublished report prepared for the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, July 2017.

Povey, J., Brady, M., Perales, F., Baxter, J., Clague, D., Stevenson, S., Pedde, C. and Kennedy, E. (2017) ‘In Home Care Program Review. Technical Report’. Unpublished report prepared for the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, May 2017.

Povey, J., Brady, M., Perales, F., Baffour, B., Baxter, J., Pedde, C., Clague, D., Stevenson, S., Campbell, A. and Jarallah, Y. (2017) ‘Nanny Pilot Programme Evaluation. Interim Report’. Report prepared for the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, January 2017.

Tomaszewski, W., Perales, F. and Xiang, N. (2017) ‘School Experiences, Career Guidance, and the University Participation of Young People from Three Equity Groups in Australia’ Report prepared for National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, January 2017.

Martin, B., McLean, G., Noonan, P., Tomaszewski, W., Western, M., Baffour, B., Coles, L., Davies, M., Lamb, S., Perales, F. and Xiang, N. (2016) ‘Scoping the Widening Participation Longitudinal Study’. Report prepared for the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland, May 2016

Western, M., Haynes, M., Baffour, B. and Perales, F. (2014) ‘The Case for a New Australian Birth Cohort Study’ Report prepared for the Australian Government Department of Social Services, September 2014

Perales, F., Higginson, A., Baxter, J., Western, M., Zubrick, S. and Mitrou, F. (2013) ‘Intergenerational Income Support Dependency. Report to the Federal Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs’ Federal Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Perales, F. and Schunck, R. (2016). Stata command ‘XTHYBRID: Stata module to estimate hybrid and correlated random effect (Mundlak) models within the framework of generalized linear mixed models (GLMM)’.

Perales, F. (2015). Stata command ‘LSACSETUP: Stata module to create a longitudinal dataset for Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children'.

Perales, F. (2013). Stata command ‘MUNDLAK: Stata module to estimate random-effects regressions adding group-means of independent variables to the model’.

Perales, F. (2013). Stata command ‘KITCHENSINK: Stata module to module to return the regression model with the highest number of statistically significant predictors’.

Perales, F. (2013). Stata command ‘HILDASETUP: Stata module to create a longitudinal dataset for the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey’.

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Staff Details

Phone: 
+61 7 3346 9964
Position: 

Senior Research Fellow

Qualifications: 
  • BA - Hons (Sociology), London Metropolitan University
  • MA - Hons (Sociology and Panel Data Analysis), University of Essex
  • PhD (Applied Social and Economic Research), Institute for Social and Economic Research,
    University of Essexi