Melissa Milke

Melissa Milkie


University of Toronto

Dr. Milkie is Professor at University of Toronto and President of the Work-Family Researchers Network. An author of the award-winning Changing Rhythms of American Family Life, her research centers on links among gender, work-family strains, and well-being. With a unique focus on time and gendered culture, she identifies social forces linked to mothers’ and fathers’ wellbeing across era and region. Current projects: 1) paradoxes of parents’ time use pre- and post-pandemic; 2) trends, ethnic variations, and cross-cultural patterns of parents’ paid and unpaid labor and leisure time; 3) multi-level buffers of work-life conflicts; and 4) parental strains among Syrian refugees.

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Country Profile: Care Economy in Canada

10 March 2023