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Lyn Craig

Professor Of Sociology And Social Policy
Social And Political Sciences
social sciences
time use
business & economics
family studies
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Lyn Craig

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Lyn Craig


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.


Displaying the 4 most recent projects by Lyn Craig.

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2016-20: ARC Discovery Grant Future Fellowship ‘Time Consuming: Policy frameworks and market/non-market activity of young and older adults’ ($903,625) 2015-16: (with Liana Sayer, University of Maryland) ’Intergenerational Time Connections among Grandparents, Mid-life Children, and Grandchildren in Global Perspective’ June 2015 – May 2016. Sub-project of the Maryland Population Research Center Grant awarded to University of Maryland, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Center for Child Health and Human Development ($US11, 000) 2015-18: ARC Discovery Grant Taking Time: Work-family time pressure, time quality and healthy activities ($389,800) 2012-14: ARC Linkage Grant (with Dr Kristy Muir and Lucas Walsh (PI)) ‘We can’t afford not to: supporting young people in the context of their families and communities’ ($449,000 ARC plus $420,000 cash/in kind from Partner Organisation (PO) Department of Education and Workplace Relations (DEWR) and Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) 2010-2015: ARC Discovery Grant QEII Fellowship ‘The Time of Our Lives: Time equity and the balancing of market and non-market production in the modern Australian population’ ($629,188) 2009-2012: ARC Linkage Grant (with Dr J.P. Smith, Ms K.F. Mortensen, Dr D. Broom, Dr E. McIntyre, Dr S. Javanparast, Dr L. Strazdins) ‘Working While Breastfeeding: best practice strategies for workplaces and childcare centres’ (

32,057 ARC plus S280,058 cash/in kind from PO Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA)) 2008-2011: ARC Linkage Grant ‘Trends in Time: Work, Family and Social Policy in Australia 1992-2006’ ($342,420 ARC plus
80,000 cash plus $219,875 in-kind contribution from Industry Partners: Department of Family, Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), Australian Commonwealth Government, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC), Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)) 2006-2009: ARC Discovery Grant and Post-doctoral Fellowship ‘If men did more housework, would women have more babies? Cross national fertility rates and the gender division of labour’ ($295,176) 2004-2005: ‘Children and parental time: a gender analysis’, Time Use Research Fellowship awarded by the Office of the Status of Women, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet ($55,000) Honours, Awards and Fellowships Scientia Professor UNSW 2017- Elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) 2015- ARC Future Fellow Level 3 (Professorial) 2016-20 PLuS Alliance Fellow (across Arizona State University, King’s College London and UNSW Australia) 2016- Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence Life Course Centre, University of Queensland 2015- ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellow 2010-2015 ARC Post-doctoral Fellow 2006-2009 Time Use Research Fellowship, OfW, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet 2004-2005 UNSW Arts & Social Sciences Dean’s Award for Scholarly Impact 2013 Rosabeth Moss Kanter (RMK) Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research Finalist 2007

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 10 most recent scholarly works by Lyn Craig.

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

W+Fp Rt

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)

Massey University