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EVENT | Time Deficits with Children: The Relationship to Employed Mothers' and Fathers' Mental and Physical Health

The Departments Social Psychology and of Sociology presents: “Time Deficits with Children: The Relationship to Employed Mothers’ and Fathers’ Mental and Physical Health”

Feb 24, 2016

Professor Department of Sociology University of Toronto, Dr. Milkie’s expertise lies in the areas of culture, gender & family, the work-family interface, and health. She writes extensively about time spent in work and family roles and its implications for health and well-being. With Suzanne Bianchi and John Robinson, she is author of the award-winning Changing Rhythms of American Family Life; this research examines changes in mothers’ and fathers’ time allocations across four decades, as well as parents’ feelings about time. Professor Milkie also systematically examines family dynamics, especially linked to the work-family interface, including how parents’ work-family roles shape children’s health, how a spouse’s work conflicts affect the other partner, and how children influence parents’ mental health. Some of her research assesses cultural models of gender, work and family -- for example surrounding “involved fathering” and “intensive mothering” – and of cultural images of social groups like girls, mothers, or African-Americans – which can be stereotypical and narrow and thus detrimental to health. ALL ARE WELCOME


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2016***DSB‐505***1:30‐3:00 PM