I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at University of Toronto. My research investigates how work-family policies shape parent-child time, as well as the implications of this relationship for well-being and inequality. My research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and has been published in the Journal of Marriage and Family and Canadian Review of Sociology.
I completed a M.A. in Sociology at McGill University, with a specialization at the Centre on Population Dynamics, and also received my B.A. (First-Class Honours) in Sociology from McGill University. Broadly, my research explores issues of family, work, and social policy in Canada, the United States, and cross-nationally. I am trained in and primarily use quantatitve methods, with particular expertise in time use data.
I currently work for Statistics Canada in the division of Diversity and Sociocultural Statistics on a project developing a conceptual framework and data straetgy for Canada’s care economy.
PhD in Sociology, 2022 (expected)
University of Toronto
MA in Sociology, 2017
BA in Sociology, 2016
How are workplace flexibility policies associated with the amount and types of fathers' time with children? Using the 2017-2018 ATUS Leave Module, this study finds that fathers who have access to or use flexibility spend more family time with children when the mother is also present.
How do parents and teenagers experience time with one another? Using time use and subjective well-being data from the American Time Use Survey, this study argues that generational position and social statuses shape perceptions of co‐presence in the form of “creating” versus “negating” classifications of togetherness.
How has parents' time with children changed over the past 3 decades in Canada? Using time use data from the Canadian General Social Survey, this study reveals that childcare time and often overlooked co-present time with children have increased for both mothers and fathers.
Does housework contribute to time pressure? Do men and women feel pressures related to housework differently? This study uses time use data from the Canadian General Social Survey to show that housework time is linked to feeling unaccomplished for men, stress for women, and feeling rushed for all.
Does paternity leave lead to long-term changes in fathers' involvement with children? This study exploits a natural experiment in Canada to show that Quebec’s paternity leave policy led to an increase of about 2.2 hours per week in fathers' solo parenting time or responsibility time for children.