Researcher biography

Dr Francisco Perales has a background in Sociology and Social Statistics. He 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 roles of gender, skills, and occupation in creating and perpetuating gender-based inequality at home and at work. His work rests heavily on the analysis of complex survey data, especially longitudinal and panel datasets.

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.

Featured research

Journal articles          Book chapters          Working papers          Other outputs

Journal articles

Azpitarte, F., Chigavazira, A., Kalb, G., Farrant, B., Perales, F. and Zubrick, S. (2018) ‘Childcare Use and Its Role in Indigenous Child Development: Evidence from the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children in Australia’ Forthcoming in The Economic Record

Cano, T., Perales, F. and Baxter, J. (2018) ‘A Matter of Time: Father Involvement and Child Cognitive Outcomes’ Forthcoming in Journal of Marriage and Family

Perales, F. and Bouma, G. (2018) ‘Religion, Religiosity and Patriarchal Gender Beliefs: Understanding the Australian Experience’ Online access in Journal of Sociology

Johnson, S., Lawrence, D., Perales, F., Baxter, J. and Zubrick, S. (2018) ‘Poverty, Parental Mental Health and Child/Adolescent Mental Disorders: Findings from a National Australian Survey’ Online access in Child Indicators Research

Ruppanner, L., Perales, F. and Baxter, J. (2018). ‘Harried and Unhealthy? Parenthood, Time Pressure and Mental Health’ Forthcoming in Journal of Marriage and Family

Salimiha, A., Perales, F. and Baxter, J. (2018) ‘Maternal Employment and Children's Socio-Emotional Outcomes: An Australian Longitudinal Study’ Online access in International Journal of Public Health

Perales, F. and Todd, A. (2018) ‘Structural Stigma and the Health and Wellbeing of Australian LGB Populations: Exploiting Geographic Variation in the Results of the 2017 Same-Sex Marriage Plebiscite’ Online access in Social Science & Medicine

Perales, F., Bouma, G. and Campbell, A. (2018) ‘Religion, Support of Equal Rights for Same-Sex Couples and the Australian National Vote on Marriage Equality’ Online access in Sociology of Religion

Perales, F. and Baffour, B. (2018) ‘Respondent Mental Health, Mental Disorders and Survey Interview OutcomesSurvey Research Methods, 12 (2): 161-176

Perales, F. (2018) ‘The Cognitive Roots of Prejudice towards Same-Sex Couples: An Analysis of an Australian National SampleIntelligence, 68: 117-127

Lam, J. and Perales, F. (2018) Chronic Illness and Mental Strain: The Longitudinal Role of Partners with Time since Illness OnsetLongitudinal and Life Course Studies, 9 (3): 279-298

Perales, F., Jarallah, Y. and Baxter, J. (2018) ‘Men’s and Women’s Gender-Role Attitudes across the Transition to Parenthood: Accounting for Child’s GenderSocial Forces, 97 (1): 251-276

Perales, F. and Campbell, A. (2018) ‘Who Supports Equal Rights for Same-Sex Couples? Evidence from AustraliaFamily Matters, 100: 28-41

Johnson, S., Lawrence, D., Perales, F., Baxter, J. and Zubrick, S. (2017) ‘Prevalence of Mental Disorders among Children and Adolescents of Parents with Self-Reported Mental Health Problems’ Online access in Community Mental Health Journal

Perales, F. and Baxter, J. (2017) ‘Sexual Identity and Relationship Quality in Australia and the United Kingdom’ Family Relations, 67 (1): 55-69

Perales, F. (2017) ‘Dynamics of Job Satisfaction across Geographic Relocations: A Panel Analysis of Young People in Britain and Australia’ The Annals of Regional Science, 59 (3): 577-601

Perales, F. and Chesters, J. (2017) ‘The Returns to Mature-Age Education in Australia’ International 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 Backgrounds’ International 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 Command’ The Stata Journal, 17 (1): 89-115

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

Buchler, S., Perales, F. and Baxter, J. (2017) ‘Does Parenthood Change Attitudes to Fathering? Evidence from Australia and Britain’ Sex Roles, 77 (9–10): 663–675

Martinez, A. and Perales, F. (2017) ‘The Dynamics of Multidimensional Poverty in Contemporary Australia’ Social 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 Sweden’ Demographic 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 Australia’ Social 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, 2004-2012’ International Labour Review, 155 (4): 623-650

Huang, Y., Perales, F. and Western, M. (2016) ‘A Land of the “Fair Go”? Intergenerational Earnings Elasticity in Australia’ Australian 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 Data’ Journal of Marriage and Family 78 (5): 1224-1236

Perales, F. and Tomaszewski, W. (2016) ‘Happier with the Same: Job Satisfaction of Disadvantaged Workers’ British 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 Packages’ Journal of Family Issues, 37 (3): 321-343

Brynin, M. and Perales, F. (2016) ‘Gender Wage Inequality: The De-Gendering of the Occupational Structure’ European 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 Relocations’ Journal 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 Australia’ Child 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 Australia’ Journal of Sociology 52 (4): 693-710

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 Australians’ PLoS ONE, 10 (6): e0130994

Perales, F. and Vidal, S. (2015) ‘Looking Inwards: Towards a Geographically-Sensitive Approach to Occupational Sex-Segregation’ Regional 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 Parenthood’ International 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 FairnessSocial 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 Labor’ Social 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 Sample’ American 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 Survey’ Quality of Life Research, 23 (7): 1921-1933

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

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

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

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

Perales, F. (2008) ‘Determinism and Voluntarism in Giddens’s and Bourdieu’s Theories of Human Agency’ Essex 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

Huang, Y., Perales, F. and Western, M. (2018) ‘The Long Arm of Parental Advantage: Socio-Economic Background and Parental Wealth Transfers over Adult Children’s Life Courses’ LCC Working Papers, 2018-05

Perales, F. and Campbell, A. (2017) ‘Who Supports Equal Rights for Same-Sex Couples? Evidence from Australia’ LCC Working Papers, 2017-20

Khanam, R., Perales, F. and Nghiem, S. ‘Sources of Variation in the Income Gradient in Child Mental Health: Evidence from Australia’ LCC Working Papers, 2017-19

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

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

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

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

Huang, Y., Perales, F. and Western, M. (2016) ‘On Whose Account? A Longitudinal Study of Financial Arrangements within Heterosexual Couples’ LCC 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 Australia’ Melbourne 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 Groups’ LCC 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 UK’ LCC 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 AustraliaLCC Working Papers, 2015-12

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

Perales, F. and Plage, S. (2015) ‘Losing Ground, Losing Sleep: Economic Vulnerability, Local Economic Conditions and Sleep Quantity’ LCC 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 Literature’ LCC Working Papers, 2014-09

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

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

Perales, F. and Tomaszewski, W. (2014) ‘Happier with the Same: Job Satisfaction of Disadvantaged Workers’ LCC 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 Analysis’ LCC Working Papers, 2014-02

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

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

Other outputs

Perales, F. (2018) ‘How Stigma Impacts LGB Health and Wellbeing in AustraliaThe Conversation, 04/06/2018

Perales, F. (2017) ‘Cognitive ability plays a role in attitudes to equal rights for same-sex couples’ The Conversation, 26/09/2017

Phillips, L., Perales, F. and Ritchie, J. (2017) ‘Giving voice to the young: survey shows people want under-18s involved in politics’ The Conversation, 11/09/2017

Perales, F. and Campbell, A. (2017) ‘Revealed: who supports marriage equality in Australia - and who doesn't’ The Conversation, 31/08/2017

Kubler, M., Xiang, N., Tomaszewski, W. and Perales, F. (2017) ‘HASS Graduate Employment Outcomes in Australia: An Analysis of Census Data’. Unpublished report prepared for the UQ Humanities and Social Sciences faculty, December 2017.

Xiang, N., Tomaszewski, W., Perales, F. and Kubler, M. (2017) ‘Labour market Destinations and Outcomes of HASS graduates: What the Graduate Outcomes Survey Can Tell Us’. Unpublished report prepared for the UQ Humanities and Social Sciences faculty, November 2017.

Perales, F., Xiang, N., Tomaszewski, W., and Kubler, M. (2017) ‘Labour Market Destinations and Outcomes of HASS Graduates: What the HILDA Survey Can Tell Us’. Unpublished report prepared for the UQ Humanities and Social Sciences faculty, November 2017.

Hughes, B., Pruitt, L., Shteir, S., Perales, F., Mamun, A., Mitchell, S., Moore, J. and Moran, M. (2017) ‘Deployed Women Project: Exploring the Contributions and Experiences of Australia’s Women in Peace and Security Operations’ Unpublished report prepared for The Australian Civil-Military Centre, October 2017.

Povey, J., Brady, M., Perales, F., Clague, D., Baxter, J., Pedde, C. and Kennedy, E. (2017) Key Findings from the Evaluation of the Nanny Pilot Programme. Report prepared for the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, August 2017.

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. 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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Researcher biography

Dr Francisco Perales has a background in Sociology and Social Statistics. He 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 roles of gender, skills, and occupation in creating and perpetuating gender-based inequality at home and at work. His work rests heavily on the analysis of complex survey data, especially longitudinal and panel datasets.

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.