Megan Blaxland

Research Fellow
Lecturer

Dr Megan Blaxland has been a researcher at the Social Policy Research Centre since 2007. Her research interest is in Australian and comparative family policy analysis. Her research experience has included projects on income support programs for families; early childhood education and care, particularly family day care; and policies to support the competing work and family commitments of families. Dr Blaxland also has expertise in Chinese social policy.


Research Summary

Family policy, low income families, social security and income support, early childhood education and care, child care, family day care, unpaid care work.

Publications

Book Chapters
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Galea NR; Rogan A; Blaxland M; Powell A; Chappell L; Dainty A; Loosemore M, 2017, 'A new approach to studying gender in construction', in Emuze F; Smallwood J (ed.), Valuing People in Construction, Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 113 - 129, https://www.routledge.com/Valuing-People-in-Construction/Emuze-Smallwood/p/book/9781138208216
2017
Blaxland M, 2010, 'Mothers and mutual obligation: policy reforming the good mother', in Goodwin S; Huppatz K (ed.), GOOD MOTHER: CONTEMPORARY MOTHERHOODS IN AUSTRALIA, SYDNEY UNIV PRESS, pp. 131 - 151, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000314785900007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2010
Conference Papers
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Loosemore M; Powell A; Blaxland M; Galea N; Dainty A; Chappell L, 2015, 'Rapid ethnography in construction gender research', in Proceedings of the 31st Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2015, pp. 1271 - 1280
2015
Blaxland M, 2009, 'Welfare to work activity agreements, or how to reduce mothers’ autonomy by requiring they do what they are already doing', in Proceedings from the ASPC, SPRC, UNSW, presented at Australian Social Policy Conference: An Inclusive Society? Practicalities and Possibilities, Sydney, 08 July 2009 - 10 July 2009, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/File/Paper300.pdf
2009
Journal articles
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Zhong L; Blaxland M; Zuo T, 2015, 'Without Rice, Even the Cleverest Housewife Cannot Cook: Sustainable Livelihoods Research in a Poor Chinese Village', Asian Social Work and Policy Review, vol. 9, pp. 3 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aswp.12046
2015
Blaxland M, 2013, 'Street-level Interpellation: How Government Addresses Mothers Claiming Income Support', Journal of Social Policy, vol. 42, pp. 783 - 797, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0047279413000305
2013
Craig L; Mullan K; Blaxland M, 2010, 'Parenthood, policy and work-family time in Australia 1992--2006', Work Employment and Society, vol. 24, pp. 27 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0950017009353778
2010
Cass B; Blaxland M; Smyth C, 2008, '‘So that’s how I found out I was a young carer and that I actually had been a carer most of my life.’ Identifying and supporting hidden young carers', Family Tax Benefit Part B: Where to from here?, vol. 14, pp. 145 - 160, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2010.506524
2008
Reports
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Cortis N; Blaxland M, 2017, Workforce Issues in the NSW Community Services Sector, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, 07/17, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/59598d047c984
2017
Cortis N; Blaxland M, 2017, Workforce Issues in Specialist Homelessness Services, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, 08/17, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/592628989f0ab
2017
Cortis N; Blaxland M, 2016, The State of the Community Service Sector in the Australian Capital Territory, 2016, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, SPRC Report 19/16, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/State_of_the_community_service_sector_in_ACT_2016_FINAL.pdf, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/unsworks_42414
2016
Cortis N; Blaxland M, 2016, The State of Tasmania’s Community Service Sector, 2015, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/The_State_of_Tasmanias_Community_Service_Sector_2015__FINAL.pdf
2016
Thompson A; Blaxland M; valentine K; Sawrikar P, 2015, Co-design and Family Agency Capacity Research Project: Final Report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report 1/2015, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/SPRC_Report__Codesign_and_Family_Agency_Capacity.pdf
2015
Cortis N; Blaxland M, 2015, State of the Community Service Sector in NSW 2015, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report 07/2015, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/SPRC_Report__State_of_the_Community_Service_Sector_in_NSW_2015.pdf, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/unsworks_38147
2015
Cortis N; Blaxland M, 2014, The state of the community service sector in New South Wales 2014, UNSW, Council of Social Service of New South Wales, SPRC Report, 4/2014, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/State_of_the_community_service_sector_in_NSW_2014.pdf, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/unsworks_39292
2014
Blaxland M; Mullan K; Craig L, 2009, Australian Work and Family Policy 1992-2006, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report, 3/09, https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/2009_Report3_09_Work_and_Family_Policy.pdf
2009
Blaxland M, 2005, Mutual obligation for Australian parents in receipt of income support, One Parent Families United Kingdom
2005
Blaxland M, 2005, Australian and British Welfare to Work Programmes for Parents, One Parent Families, United Kingdom
2005