Dr Craig, from UNSW’s Social Policy Research Centre, said the cost of child care and lack of support for working parents prevented mothers and fathers from sharing the load equally.
“We don’t have much in the way of structural support for women to balance work and family, and we have virtually none that encourages sharing between men and women,” she told The Sunday Telegraph.
Dr Craig has just been appointed to the newly formed NSW Premier’s Expert Advisory Council on Women. She hopes to use her position to address some of the issues affecting the status of women in NSW.
“I’m delighted to be appointed to the Council,” said Dr Craig. “Through my involvement I hope to advance the interests of women, particularly by bringing the results of my research on work, family and time strain to discussions on policy.”
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