Michael Bittman

Honorary Professor
Honorary Visiting Professor

Publications

Books
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Wilkinson J; Bittman MP, 2004, Relatives, friends and strangers: the links between voluntary activity, sociability and care, Original, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney
2004
Bittman MP; Folbre N, (ed.), 2004, Family time: the social organization of care, Routledge Press, London,
2004
Bittman M; Rice JM; Wajcman J, 2003, Appliances and their impact: the ownership of domestic technology and time spent on household work, 3, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney,
2003
Goodin RE; Rice JM; Bittman M; Saunders P, 2002, The Time-Pressure Illusion: Discretionary Time Versus Free Time, 1, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney,
2002
Flick M; Bittman MP; Doyle J, 2002, The Community`s Most Valuable [Hidden] Asset - Volunteering in Australia, 2/02, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney
2002
Wilkinson JG; Bittman MP, 2002, Volunteering: The Human Face of Democracy, No.114, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney
2002
Bittman M; Goodin RE, 2000, An equivalence scale for time, 3,
2000
Bittman MP, 2000, Now That The Future Has Arrived, Original, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney
2000
Bittman MP, 1999, The rush hour: the quality of leisure time and gender equity SPRC discussion paper no 97, Original, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney
1999
Bittman MP, 1999, Social participation and family welfare: the money and time cost of leisure SPRC discussion paper no 95, Original, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney
1999
Bittman MP; Wajcman J, 1999, Social participation and family welfare: the money and time cost of leisure SPRC discussion paper no 95, Original, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney
1999
Bittman MP, 1998, The rush hour: the quality of leisure time and gender equity SPRC discussion paper no 97, Original, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney
1998
Bittman MP; Meagher G; Matheson PG, 1998, The changing boundary between home and market: Australian trends in outsourcing domestic labour, Original, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney
1998
Bittman M; Matheson G; Meagher G, 1998, The changing boundary between home and market: Australian trends in outsourcing domestic labour, 2, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney
1998
Bittman M, 1998, The land of the lost long weekend?trends in free time among working age Australians, 1974-1992, 2, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney,
1998
Bittman MP; Pixley JF, 1997, The Double Life of the Family, Original, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, NSW
1997
Book Chapters
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Wajcman J; Bittman M; Brown J, 2008, 'Intimate connections: The impact of the mobile phone on work/life boundaries', in Mobile Technologies: From Telecommunications to Media, pp. 9 - 22,
2008
Hill T; Fisher KD; Thomson CM; Bittman MP, 2007, 'Caregivers and community service non-use in Australia', in Paoletti I (ed.), Family Caregiving of Older Disabled People: Relational and Institutional Issues, edn. Original, Nova Science Publications, New York, USA, pp. 359 - 392
2007
Bittman MP; Saunders PG, 2005, 'Australian couples and the paradox of modernity: earning more and it enjoying it less', in Manderson L (ed.), Rethinking Wellbeing, edn. Original, API Network, Perth, pp. 109 - 135
2005
Bittman M; Craig L; Folbre N, 2004, 'Packaging care: what happens when children receive nonparental care?', in Folbre N; Bittman M (ed.), Family Time: The Social Organization of Care, Routledge Press, London, pp. 133 - 151,
2004
Bittman M; Folbre N, 2004, 'Introduction', in Family Time: The Social Organization of Care, pp. 1 - 4,
2004
Bittman M, 2004, 'Parenthood without penalty: time use and public policy in Australia and Finland', in Folbre N; Bittman M (ed.), Family Time: The Social Organization of Care, Routledge Press, London, pp. 224 - 237,
2004
Bittman M; Wajcman J, 2004, 'The rush hour: the quality of leisure time and gender equity', in Folbre N; Bittman M (ed.), Family Time: The Social Organization of Care, Routledge Press, London, pp. 171 - 194,
2004
Bittman M, 2004, 'Parenting and employment: What time-use surveys show', in Family Time: The Social Organization of Care, pp. 152 - 170,
2004
Bittman MP, 2001, 'Family and Gender', in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, edn. Original, Elsevier, pp. 5286 - 5290
2001
Bittman MP; Pixley JF, 2000, 'Family welfare at the crossroads: A century of change', in Issues Facing Australian Families: Human Services Respond, edn. Original, Pearson Education, Melbourne, pp. 32 - 42
2000
Bittman MP; Pixley JF, 2000, 'Family Welfare at the Crossroads: A Century of Change', in Issues Facing Australian Families: Human Services Respond, edn. Original, Pearson Education, Melbourne, pp. 32 - 42
2000
Bittman MP, 2000, 'The Nuclear Family, in the Twenty-first Century', in Sociology of Australian Society: Introductory Readings, 3rd Edition, edn. Original, Macmillan Press, Melbourne, pp. 301 - 328
2000
Bittman MP; Thomson CM, 2000, 'Invisible Support: The Determinants of Time Spent in Informal Care', in Volunteers and Volunteering, edn. Original, Federation Press, Leichhardt, NSW, pp. 98 - 112
2000
Conference Papers
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Fisher KD; Bittman MP; Thomson CM; Hill PL, 2003, 'Why we should care about the daily activity schedules of adult carers', in Social Inclusion: Societal and Organizational Implications for Information Systems, Springer, New York, USA, presented at Social Inclusion, University of New South Wales, 09 July 2003 - 11 July 2003
2003
Bittman MP, 1999, 'Now that the future has arrived: A retrospective reassessment of Gershuny`s forecasts', in Meeting of International Association for Time Use Researchers, Meeting of International Association for Time Use Researchers, University of Essex, England, pp. 1 - 23, presented at Meeting of International Association for Time Use Researchers, University of Essex, England, 01 January 1999
1999
Bittman MP, 1999, 'An international perspective to collecting time use data', in Committee on National Statistics Workshop on Measurement of and Research on Time Use, Committee on National Statistics Workshop on Measurement of and Research on Time Use, Washington DC, USA, pp. 1 - 24, presented at Committee on National Statistics Workshop on Measurement of and Research on Time Use, Washington DC, USA, 01 January 1999
1999
Conference Proceedings (Editor of)
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Bittman MP, (ed.), 1997, 'One-day conference on Poverty in Australia: dimensions and policies', One-day conference on Poverty in Australia: dimensions and policies, Brisbane, Qld, presented at One-day conference on Poverty in Australia: dimensions and policies, Brisbane, Qld, 01 November 1996
1997
Journal articles
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2019, 'A short history of time use research; Implications for public health', BMC Public Health, vol. 19,
2019
2019, 'The social disorganization of eating: A neglected determinant of the Australian epidemic of overweight/obesity', BMC Public Health, vol. 19,
2019
Bittman M; Cleary E; Wilkinson-Bibicos C; Gershuny J, 2019, 'The social disorganization of eating: A neglected determinant of the Australian epidemic of overweight/obesity', BMC Public Health, vol. 19,
2019
Bauman A; Bittman M; Gershuny J, 2019, 'A short history of time use research; Implications for public health', BMC Public Health, vol. 19,
2019
Quach J; Price AM H; Bittman M; Hiscock H, 2016, 'Sleep timing and child and parent outcomes in Australian 4–9-year-olds: a cross-sectional and longitudinal study', Sleep Medicine, vol. 22, pp. 39 - 46,
2016
Price AM H; Quach J; Wake M; Bittman M; Hiscock H, 2016, 'Cross-sectional sleep thresholds for optimal health and well-being in Australian 4–9-year-olds', Sleep Medicine, vol. 22, pp. 83 - 90,
2016
Rutherford L; Brown JE; Skouteris H; Fuller-Tyszkiewicz M; Bittman M, 2015, 'Screen media, parenting practices, and the family environment in Australia: A longitudinal study of young children’s media use, lifestyles, and outcomes for healthy weight.', Journal of Children and Media, vol. 9, pp. 22 - 39,
2015
Dixon J; Carey G; Strazdins L; Banwell C; Woodman D; Burgess J; Bittman M; Venn D; Sargent G, 2014, 'Contemporary contestations over working time: Time for health to weigh in', BMC Public Health, vol. 14,
2014
Nicholson JM; Strazdins L; Brown JE; Bittman M, 2012, 'How parents' income, time and job quality affect children's health and development', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 47, pp. 505 - 525,
2012
Bittman M; Rutherford L; Brown J; Unsworth L, 2012, 'Digital natives? New and old media and children's language acquisition', Family Matters, vol. 91, pp. 18 - 26
2012
Bittman M; Ironmonger D, 2011, 'Valuing Time: A Conference Overview', Social Indicators Research, vol. 101, pp. 173 - 183,
2011
Bittman M, 2011, 'II) Goodin et al.'s New Measure of Freedom: Authors Meet Critic', Social Indicators Research, vol. 101, pp. 185 - 187,
2011
Bittman M; Rutherford L; Brown J; Unsworth L, 2011, 'Digital natives? New and old media and children's OlitCOmeS', Australian Journal of Education, vol. 55, pp. 161 - 175,
2011
Sawyer MG; Bittman M; La Greca AM; Crettenden AD; Borojevic N; Raghavendra P; Russo R, 2011, 'Time demands of caring for children with cerebral palsy: What are the implications for maternal mental health?', Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, vol. 53, pp. 338 - 343,
2011
Brown JE; Nicholson JM; Broom DH; Bittman M, 2011, 'Television Viewing by School-Age Children: Associations with Physical Activity, Snack Food Consumption and Unhealthy Weight', Social Indicators Research, vol. 101, pp. 221 - 225,
2011
Sawyer MG; Bittman M; La Greca AM; Crettenden AD; Harchak TF; Martin J, 2010, 'Time demands of caring for children with autism: What are the implications for maternal mental health', Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, vol. 40, pp. 620 - 628,
2010
Wajcman J; Rose E; Brown JE; Bittman M, 2010, 'Enacting virtual connections between work and home', Journal of Sociology, vol. 46, pp. 257 - 275,
2010
Brown JE; Broom DH; Nicholson JM; Bittman M, 2010, 'Do working mothers raise couch potato kids? Maternal employment and children's lifestyle behaviours and weight in early childhood', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 70, pp. 1816 - 1824,
2010
Van Der Ploeg HP; Merom D; Chau JY; Bittman M; Trost SG; Bauman AE, 2010, 'Advances in population surveillance for physical activity and sedentary behavior: Reliability and validity of time use surveys', American Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 172, pp. 1199 - 1206,
2010
Sayer LC; England P; Bittman M; Bianchi SM, 2009, 'How long is the second (Plus First) shift? Gender differences in paid, unpaid, and total work time in Australia and the United States', Journal of Comparative Family Studies, vol. 40, pp. 523 - 545
2009
Bittman M; Brown JE; Wajcman J, 2009, 'The mobile phone, perpetual contact and time pressure', Work, Employment and Society, vol. 23, pp. 673 - 691,
2009
Bittman M; Brown JE; Wajcman J, 2009, 'The cell phone, constant connection and time scarcity in Australia', Social Indicators Research, vol. 93, pp. 229 - 233,
2009
Bittman M, 2009, 'Comment: "Time use and subjective well-being in France and the US"', Social Indicators Research, vol. 93, pp. 33 - 35,
2009
Wajcman J; Bittman M; Brown JE, 2008, 'Families without borders: Mobile phones, connectedness and work-home divisions', Sociology, vol. 42, pp. 635 - 652,
2008
Hill T; Thomson C; Bittman M; Griffiths M, 2008, 'What kinds of jobs help carers combine care and employment?', Family Matters, vol. 80, pp. 27 - 32
2008
Bittman MP; Hill T; Thomson CM, 2007, 'The impact of caring on informal carer's employment, income and earnings: a longitudinal approach', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 42, pp. 255 - 272
2007
Bittman M; Hill T; Thomson C, 2007, 'The impact of caring on informal carers' employment, Income and earnings: A longitudinal approach', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 42, pp. 255 - 272,
2007
Tudor-Locke C; van der Ploeg HP; Bowles HR; Bittman M; Fisher K; Merom D; Gershuny J; Bauman A; Egerton M, 2007, 'Walking behaviours from the 1965-2003 American Heritage Time Use Study (AHTUS)', International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, vol. 4,
2007
Tudor-Locke C; Bittman M; Merom D; Bauman A, 2005, 'Patterns of walking for transport and exercise: A novel application of time use data', International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, vol. 2,
2005
Gershuny J; Bittman M; Brice J, 2005, 'Exit, voice, and suffering: Do couples adapt to changing employment patterns?', Journal of Marriage and Family, vol. 67, pp. 656 - 665,
2005
Goodin RE; Rice JM; Bittman MP; Saunders PG, 2005, 'The time-pressure illusion: discretionary time vs free time', Social Indicators Research, vol. 73, pp. 43 - 70
2005
Bittman MP; Fisher KD; Hill PL; Thomson CM, 2005, 'The time cost of care', electronic International Journal of Time Use Research, vol. 2, pp. 54 - 66
2005
Bittman MP; Hoffmann SM; Thompson DA, 2004, 'Men`s Uptake of family-friendly employment provisions', Policy Research Paper, vol. 22
2004
Bittman MP; Rice JM; Wajcman J, 2004, 'Appliances and their impact: the ownership of domestic technology and time spent on household work', British Journal of Sociology, vol. 55, pp. 401 - 424
2004
Fisher KD; Patulny RV; Bittman MP, 2004, 'Measuring volunteering in Australia using time diary and annual participation estimates', Australian Journal of Volunteering, vol. 9, pp. 25 - 36
2004
Bittman M; Pixley J, 2004, 'Equality and gender, divided versus multiple subjectivity: a response to Allon J Uhlmann`s `The sociology of subjectivity, and the subjectivity of sociologists`', British Journal of Sociology, vol. 55, pp. 433 - 438,
2004
Wilkinson J; Bittman MP, 2003, 'Beyond the radius of love: the civil approach to care', Australian Journal of Volunteering, vol. 8, pp. 64 - 74
2003
Bittman M; England P; Folbre N; Sayer L; Matheson G, 2003, 'When does gender trump money? Bargaining and time in household work', American Journal of Sociology, vol. 109, pp. 186 - 214,
2003
Bittman MP; Rice JM, 2002, 'The Spectre of overwork: an analysis of trends between 1974 and 1997 using Australian Time Use Diaries', Labour and Industry, vol. 12, pp. 5 - 25
2002
Wilkinson JG; Bittman MP, 2002, 'Neighbourly acts - volunteering, social capital and democrarcy', Australian Journal of Volunteering, vol. 7, pp. 32 - 44
2002
Bittman M, 2002, 'Social Paticipation and Family Welfare, The Money and Time Costs of Leisure in Australia', Social Policy and Administration, vol. 36, pp. 408 - 425,
2002
Bittman M; Wajcman J, 2000, 'The Rush Hour: The Character of Leisure Time and Gender Equity', Social Forces, vol. 79, pp. 165 - 289,
2000
Bittman MP, 2000, 'Trends in Doing and Being in the New Millennium', Journal of Occupational Science, pp. 108 - 117
2000
Bittman MP; Goodman RJ, 2000, 'An Equivalence Scale for Time', Social Indicators Research, pp. 291 - 311
2000
Bittman M, 2000, 'Now it`s 2000: trends in doing and being in the new millenium', Journal of Occupational Science, vol. 7, pp. 108 - 117,
2000
Bittman M, 1999, 'Parenthood with penalty: Time use and public policy in Australia and Finland', Feminist Economics, vol. 5, pp. 27 - 42,
1999
Bittman MP, 1999, 'Parenthood and penalty: time use and public policy in Australia and Finland', Feminist Economics, pp. 27 - 42
1999
Bittman MP, 1999, 'The land of the lost weekend? Trends in free time among working age Australians', Loisir and Societe - Society and Leisure, vol. 21, pp. 353 - 378
1999
Bittman MP; Matheson PG; Meagher G, 1999, 'The changing boundary between home and market: Australian trends in outsourcing domestic labour', Work Employment and Society, vol. 13, pp. 249 - 273
1999
Bittman MP, 1999, 'The land of the lost weekend? Trends in free time among working age Australians 1974-1992', Loisir and Societe - Society and Leisure, vol. 21, pp. 353 - 378
1999
1993, 'Domestic Power: Negotiating an Unequal Division of Labour within a Framework of Equality', Journal of Sociology, vol. 29, pp. 302 - 321,
1993
Bittman M; Lovejoy F, 1993, 'Domestic Power: Negotiating an Unequal Division of Labour within a Framework of Equality', Journal of Sociology, vol. 29, pp. 302 - 321,
1993
Bittman M, 1993, 'Australians' changing use of time, 1974-1987', Social Indicators Research, vol. 30, pp. 91 - 108,
1993
Bittman M, 1987, 'Boris Frankel, The Post-Industrial Utopians Polity, 1987', Thesis Eleven, vol. 17, pp. 124 - 127,
1987
Bittman M, 1986, 'A Bourgeois Marx? Max Weber's Theory of Capitalist Society: Reflections on utility, rationality and class formation', Thesis Eleven, vol. 15, pp. 81 - 91,
1986
Reports
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Craig L; Bittman MP; Brown J; Thompson DA, 2008, Managing Work and Family, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report, 6/08,
2008
Siminski P; Thompson DA; Bittman MP; Chalmers JJ; Smyth C; Craig L, 2006, Factors Associated with Inter-state Differences in Fertility Rates across States and Territories and over Time, Report prepared for FaHCSIA, Australian Federal Government, Canberra
2006
Working Papers
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Craig L; Bittman MP, 2005, The effect of children on adults` time use: an analysis, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, UNSW, The effect of children on adults` time use: an analysis,
2005