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Project leader(s)

The research staff involved in this study would like to thank the women who participated in this survey.

This project was a small-scale pilot study of how mothers of young babies spend their time, how this affects their health and well-being, and how their time use is related to other factors such as their family situation or household income. This includes activity categories such as childcare, employment and education, personal care, domestic activities, purchasing activities, social and community interaction, and leisure. Similar time use research is conducted in many countries around the world and the Australian Bureau of Statistics publishes a Time Use Survey, but there is very little research that looks specifically at the activities of mothers with young babies.

The Information Sheet, Consent Form and other material relating to the study can be downloaded from the following links:

If you would like further information about the study, please contact:

Dr Julie Smith

Fellow

Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet)
Australian National University
E: Julie.Smith@anu.edu.au

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Society, safety and health

The Society, Safety and Health cluster has four research themes:

  • Policy processes and the social determinants of health inequities
  • Governance for health equity
  • Food systems, nutrition and climate change
  • Regulation and governance of health care systems

Updated:  10 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet