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13:00 - 14:00 3 October 2017

TCRU Seminar: Addressing the hour glass ceiling: Recent research on time, health and gender equity


TCRU Library 27-28 Woburn Square | Thomas Coram Research Unit
27-28 Woburn Square | London | WC1H OAA | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Professor Lyndall Strazdins, Research Director NCEPH, Australian National University, Lyndall is a Psychologist and Professor (PhD Psychology, M Clinical Psych) at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Research School of Population Health, the Australian National University and has just finished an ARC awarded Future Fellowship investigating time as a resource for health. She leads the work and family component of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, a study of 10,000 families, and serve as a scientific consultant to local and Federal Government. Her research focuses on contemporary predicaments of work and care and their health and equity consequences, viewing health as inter-linked within families. More recently, she has been developing an analysis of time as a social determinant of health,

Although everyone has 24 hours each day, how many hours people commit to the market, to care, to rest, to leisure and to health, along with how fast they do things, is neither fixed nor a given. Women spend more time doing unpaid work and caregiving, are increasingly expected to dedicate more time to the labour market. They are also more likely than men to rush. Women may face greater time commitments in total, more intensified time, and proportionally more of their time will be unrewarded by income. Alternatively, men dedicate long hours to the labour market, time which is fixed, rigid and increasingly intensified, and they are reporting high rates of work-family conflict.

To what extent do these gender differences in time contribute to gender differences in health?

This seminar will detail some of the research considering the connections between gender, time and health. Lyndall Strazdins will discuss the importance of time to current theories of gender.


Professor Margaret O'Brien
+44 (0) 76126957 | m.obrien@ucl.ac.uk



TCRU Seminar 90 x 90