The Time of Our Lives: Time equity and the balancing of market and non-market production in the modern Australian population

The central aim of this project is to improve understanding of how our society can financially support, care for and reproduce itself without creating or worsening social disadvantage. Using time-diary data, the project will examine the market and non-...

The central aim of this project is to improve understanding of how our society can financially support, care for and reproduce itself without creating or worsening social disadvantage. Using time-diary data, the project will examine the market and non-market production of men and women, rich and poor, and young and old, and the complex compounding interconnections between them. It will discover how they have been affected by demographic and policy change and the economic boom of the last fifteen years.

The central aim of this project is to improve understanding of how our society can financially support, care for and reproduce itself without creating or worsening social disadvantage. Using time-diary data, the project will examine the market and non-market production of men and women, rich and poor, and young and old, and the complex compounding interconnections between them. It will discover how they have been affected by demographic and policy change and the economic boom of the last fifteen years. It will advance theory and inform policy that will promote social inclusion and help Australia become a more equitable society in terms of employment, care, civic participation and leisure.

Project team

Professor Lyn Craig
Faculty of Arts & Soc Sciences

Key contact

Faculty of Arts & Soc Sciences
9385 7842
l.craig@unsw.edu.au