Lyn Craig is Professor of Sociology and Social Policy and Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne. Her interests include the time impacts of children, care, and social reproduction; motherhood, fatherhood, and gender equity; the division of domestic labour, work-family balance and comparative family and social policy.
Prior to joining UoM, she was Scientia Professor and Director of the Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW Sydney. Lyn serves on the ARC College of Experts, the Editorial Boards of the American Sociological Review and Social Problems, and is an Associate Editor of Feminist Economics. She is an Affiliate of the Centre for Time Use Research, Oxford University, a member of the Executive Council of the International Association for Time Use Research, and the ABS Gender Statistics Advisory Board. She is an elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.
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Gender in the gig economy: Men and women using digital platforms to secure work in Austral..
A decade after the invention of the smartphone, we're about to find out how we use our tim..
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Dual-Parent Joblessness, Household Work and Its Moderating Role on Children's Joblessness as Young Adults
Irma Mooi-Reci, Lyn Craig
Journal article | 2020 | JOURNAL OF FAMILY ISSUES
Using data from the Household, Income, and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, we examine whether living in jobless famil..
Australian mothering in cross-national perspective: Time allocation, gender gaps, scheduling and subjective time pressure
L Craig, JE Brown, TP Van Tienoven
Book Chapter | 2019
© The Author(s) 2019. Motherhood brings significant change in the way women spend and experience their time. Having children is an..
Youth, Recession, and Downward Gender Convergence: Young People’s Employment, Education, and Homemaking in Finland, Spain, Taiwan, and the United States 2000–2013
J Craig, Brendan Churchill
Journal article | 2019 | Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society
Using data from the Luxembourg Income Study, we conduct a gender comparison of how young people aged 20–34 in Finland (n¼19,941), ..
Labor Force Status, Transitions, and Mothers' and Fathers' Parenting Stress: Direct and Cross‐Spousal Influences
B Churchill, Jocelyn Craig
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Marriage and Family
Objective: To investigate relationships between parenting stress and the labor force status and transitions of fathers and mothers..
Bringing babies and breasts into workplaces: Support for breastfeeding mothers in workplaces and childcare services at the Australian National University
J Smith, S Javanparast, L Craig
Journal article | 2017 | Breastfeeding Review
In 1999, two leading Australian academics challenged Australian universities to lead moves to better manage employees' maternity a..
Is It Just Too Hard? Gender Time Symmetry in Market and Nonmarket Work and Subjective Time Pressure in Australia, Finland, and Korea
J Craig, JE Brown, L Strazdins, J Jun
Book Chapter | 2017
Gender equality in time spent in market work and in housework and family care is widely seen as desirable, potentially enhancing w..
Dual-earner parents' work-family time: The effects of atypical work patterns and non-parental childcare
L Craig, A Powell
Journal article | 2012 | Journal of Population Research
Finding time to both earn money and raise children is demanding. Within the constraints and opportunities of their employment and ..
The Money or the Care: A comparison of couple and sole parent households' time allocation to work and children
Journal article | 2006 | Australian Journal of Social Issues
Households provide their members with both financial support and caring services. In sole parent households, the functions of earn..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
FASSA - Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
Professor Of Sociology And Social Policy
Social And Political Sciences
American Sociology Association
Work and Family Policy Roundtable
Work and Family Researchers Network
Associate Editor, Feminist Economics
International Association of Feminist Economists
Population Association of America
Centre for Time Use Research, University of Oxford
Rc06 Family; Rc19 Poverty, Social Welfare & Social Policy; Rc28 Social Stratification
International Sociological Association
International Association of Time Use Researchers
University of New South Wales
Bachelor of Social Science (First Class Honours)
University of New South Wales
Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)