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:
- Information Sheet
- Consent Form
- Preliminary Results
- Research Achievements to 30 November 2013
- ANU Gender Institute Forum (9 May 2013) - program, presentation
- Smith, J. and M. Ellwood (2006). ‘Where does a mothers’ day go? Preliminary estimates from the Australian time use survey of new mothers’, Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health Research Report, No. 1.
- Smith, J. and L. Craig (2009). ‘The time use of new mothers - what does it tell us about time uses methodologies’, Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health Research Report, No. 4.
- Smith, J., L. Craig and M. Ellwood (2009). ‘The Australian time use survey of new mothers - implications for policy’, Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health Research Report, No. 5.
If you would like further information about the study, please contact:
Dr Julie Smith
Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet)
Australian National University