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Associate Professor Michael Bittman

Honorary Professor
PhD, BA(Hons)
Social Policy Research Centre

Contact

301 Goodsell Building
Kensington Campus

Publications

    Books

    • Goodin RE;Rice JM;Bittman M;Saunders P, 2005, The time-pressure illusion: Discretionary time vs. free time, 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-004-4642-9
    • Bittman M;Rice JM;Wajcman J, 2004, Appliances and their impact: The ownership of domestic technology and time spent on household work, 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-4446.2004.00026.x
    • Bittman M;Folbre N, 2004, Family time: The social organization of care, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203411650
    • Wilkinson J;Bittman MP, 2004, Relatives, friends and strangers: the links between voluntary activity, sociability and care, Original, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney
    • 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
    • Wilkinson JG;Bittman MP, 2002, Volunteering: The Human Face of Democracy, No.114, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney
    • Bittman M;Goodin RE, 2000, An equivalence scale for time, 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1007013532095
    • Bittman MP, 2000, Now That The Future Has Arrived, Original, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney
    • Bittman M;Matheson G;Meagher G, 1999, The changing boundary between home and market: Australian trends in outsourcing domestic labour, 2
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Bittman M, 1998, The land of the lost long weekend'? Trends in free time among working age australians, 1974-1992, 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07053436.1998.10753659
    • 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
    • Saunders PG;Chalmers JJ;Mchugh MH;Murray CL;Bittman MP;Bradbury BW, 1998, The development of indicative budget standards for Australia, Original, Department of Social Security, Canberra
    • 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
    • Bittman MP;Pixley JF, 1997, The Double Life of the Family, Original, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, NSW

    Book Chapters

    • 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203884317
    • 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
    • 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
    • Bittman M, 2004, 'Parenthood without penalty: Time-use and public policy in Australia and Finland', in Family Time: The Social Organization of Care, pp. 224 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203411650
    • Bittman M;Folbre N, 2004, 'Introduction', in Family Time: The Social Organization of Care, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203411650
    • Bittman M;Fast JE;Fisher K;Thomson C, 2004, 'Making the invisible visible: The life and time(s) of informal caregivers', in Family Time: The Social Organization of Care, pp. 69 - 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203411650
    • Bittman M;Wajcman J, 2004, 'The rush hour: The quality of leisure time and gender equity', in Family Time: The Social Organization of Care, pp. 171 - 193, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203411650
    • Bittman M, 2004, 'Parenting and employment: What time-use surveys show', in Family Time: The Social Organization of Care, pp. 152 - 170, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203411650
    • Bittman M;Craig L;Folbre N, 2004, 'Packaging care: What happens when children receive nonparental care?', in Family Time: The Social Organization of Care, pp. 133 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203411650
    • Bittman MP, 2001, 'Family and Gender', in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, edn. Original, Elsevier, pp. 5286 - 5290
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

    Journal articles

    • Quach J; Price AMH; 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2016.06.006
    • 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2015.08.013
    • 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17482798.2015.997101
    • 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-1068
    • 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
    • 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.1839-4655.2012.tb00263.x
    • Bittman M, 2011, 'II) Goodin et al.'s New Measure of Freedom: Authors Meet Critic', Social Indicators Research, vol. 101, pp. 185 - 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-010-9651-2
    • 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8749.2010.03848.x
    • 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-010-9656-x
    • Bittman M;Ironmonger D, 2011, 'Valuing Time: A Conference Overview', Social Indicators Research, vol. 101, pp. 173 - 183, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-010-9640-5
    • 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/000494411105500206
    • 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-009-0912-3
    • Wajcman J;Rose E;Brown JE;Bittman M, 2010, 'Enacting virtual connections between work and home', Journal of Sociology, vol. 46, pp. 257 - 275, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1440783310365583
    • 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.01.040
    • 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwq265
    • 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-008-9367-8
    • Bittman M, 2009, 'Comment: "Time use and subjective well-being in France and the US"', Social Indicators Research, vol. 93, pp. 33 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-008-9364-y
    • 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
    • Bittman M;Brown JE;Wajcman J, 2009, 'The mobile phone, perpetual contact and time pressure', Work, Employment and Society, vol. 23, pp. 673 - 691, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0950017009344910
    • Wajcman J;Bittman M;Brown JE, 2008, 'Families without borders: Mobile phones, connectedness and work-home divisions', Sociology, vol. 42, pp. 635 - 652, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0038038508091620
    • 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
    • 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.1839-4655.2007.tb00053.x
    • 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1479-5868-4-45
    • 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
    • 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-3737.2005.00160.x
    • 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1479-5868-2-5
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-4446.2004.00028.x
    • 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
    • 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
    • Bittman MP;Hoffmann SM;Thompson DA, 2004, 'Men`s Uptake of family-friendly employment provisions', Policy Research Paper, vol. 22
    • 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/378341
    • Wilkinson J;Bittman MP, 2003, 'Beyond the radius of love: the civil approach to care', Australian Journal of Volunteering, vol. 8, pp. 64 - 74
    • Bittman M, 2002, 'Social participation and family welfare: The money and time costs of leisure in Australia', Social Policy and Administration, vol. 36, pp. 408 - 425, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9515.t01-1-00262
    • 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
    • Wilkinson JG;Bittman MP, 2002, 'Neighbourly acts - volunteering, social capital and democrarcy', Australian Journal of Volunteering, vol. 7, pp. 32 - 44
    • Bittman M, 2000, 'Now it’s 2000: Trends in doing and being in the new millennium', Journal of Occupational Science, vol. 7, pp. 108 - 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2000.9686473
    • Bittman M;Wajcman J, 2000, 'The rush hour: The character of leisure time and gender equity', Social Forces, vol. 79, pp. 165 - 189, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/sf/79.1.165
    • Bittman MP, 2000, 'Trends in Doing and Being in the New Millennium', Journal of Occupational Science, pp. 108 - 117
    • Bittman MP;Goodman RJ, 2000, 'An Equivalence Scale for Time', Social Indicators Research, pp. 291 - 311
    • Bittman M, 1999, 'Parenthood without penalty: Time use and public policy in Australia and Finland', Feminist Economics, vol. 5, pp. 27 - 42, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/135457099337798
    • Bittman MP, 1999, 'Parenthood and penalty: time use and public policy in Australia and Finland', Feminist Economics, pp. 27 - 42
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 1993, 'Domestic Power: Negotiating an Unequal Division of Labour within a Framework of Equality', Journal of Sociology, vol. 29, pp. 302 - 321, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/144078339302900302
    • Bittman M, 1993, 'Australians' changing use of time, 1974-1987', Social Indicators Research, vol. 30, pp. 91 - 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01078721
    • Bittman M, 1987, 'Boris Frankel, The Post-Industrial Utopians Polity, 1987', Thesis Eleven, vol. 17, pp. 124 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/072551368701700113
    • 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/072551368601500107

    Conference Papers

    • 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, University of New South Wales, presented at Social Inclusion, University of New South Wales, 09 - 11 July 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
    • 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

    Conference Proceedings (Editor of)

    • 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

    Reports

    • Craig L;Bittman MP;Brown J;Thompson DA, 2008, Managing Work and Family, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report, 6/08, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/File/Report6_08_Managing_Work_and_Family.pdf
    • 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

    Working Papers

    • 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