Journal Articles

  1. Fisher, H. and Zhu, A. (2018). The effect of changing financial incentives on repartnering. Forthcoming in Economic Journal.

  2. Bradbury, B. and Zhu, A. (2018). Welfare entry and exit after marital separation among Australian mothers. Economic Record 94, no. 307 (2018): 405-423.

  3. Cobb-Clark, D., Salamanca, N., and Zhu, A. (2018). Parenting Style as an Investment in Human Development. Forthcoming in the Journal of Population Economics.

  4. Polidano, C., Zhu A., and Bornstein, J. (2017). The relationship between cesarian births and child cognitive development. Scientific Reports - Nature. 7(1), p.11483.

  5. Cobb-Clark, D. and Zhu, A. (2017). Childhood Homelessness and Adult employment: The Role of Education, Incarceration and Welfare Receipt. Journal of Population Economics, vol. 30. Issue 3.

  6. Zhu, A. (2016). Disability of a pre-school child and maternal employment trajectories. Applied Economics, vol.48. p.4606-4621.

  7. Suziedelyte, A., and Zhu, A. (2015). Does early schooling narrow outcome gaps for advantaged and disadvantaged children? Economics of Education Review, vol.45. p.76-88.

  8. Zhu, A., and Bradbury, B. (2015). Delaying school entry: short and longer term effects on mother’s employment. The Economic Record, vol.91. Issue 293.

  9. Zhu, A. (2012). Working and Caring for Large Families- Do mothers face a trade-off? Journal of Population Research, vol.29, Issue 4, p.329-350.

  10. Saunders, P. and Zhu, A. (2009). Comparing Disadvantage and Well-Being in Australian Families. Australian Journal of Labour Economics, vol.12, No.1.

 Book Chapters

  1. Johnson, G., Ribar, D., Zhu, A. (2018). Women's Homelessness: International Evidence on Causes, Consequences, Coping and Policies. Oxford Handbook Chapter edited by Laura Argys, Susan Averett and Saul D Hoffman. (forthcoming).


Under Review

  1. Chigavazira, A., Fisher, H., Robinson, T., and Zhu, A. The consequences of extending equitable property division laws to cohabitants. (R&R Journal of Law and Economics).

  2. Suziedelyte, A., and Zhu, A. The Intergenerational Impact of Reduced Generosity in the Social Safety Net.

  3. Cobb-Clark, D., Dahmann, S., Salamanca, N., and Zhu, A. Intergenerational Disadvantage: Learning about Equal Opportunity from Social Assistance Receipt.

  4. Fok, K., Powell, A. and Zhu, A. Non-standard work and job satisfaction in Australia.

Current Projects

Welfare system and Australian families

Fisher, H., Thibout, C., and Zhu, A. The impact of changing financial incentives and intra-household bargaining power and time-use.

Child Development

Ryan, C., and Zhu, A. (2015). Sibling health, schooling and longer-term developmental outcomes, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research Working Paper Series No. 21/15, University of Melbourne.

Bradbury, B., Washbrook, L. and Zhu, A. Growing unequal – Cognitive gaps among children from advantaged and disadvantaged families.