Dr Elizabeth Hill
BEc(Soc Sc) Syd. PhD Syd.
+61 2 9114 1481
Dr Hill's research focuses on gender, work and care in both developed and emerging economies. She has published on women’s work and collective action in the Indian informal economy, as well as work and care policy in the Australian economy. Elizabeth is interested in the changing nature of work and care and pathways to improved work/care policy regimes. Between 2008 and 2011 Elizabeth was based in New Delhi where she conducted research on work and care dynamics in the Indian economy.
Elizabeth convenes, with Professor Barbara Pocock |&| Associate Professor Sara Charlesworth from the University of South Australia, the Australian Work Family Policy Roundtable (http://www.workandfamilypolicyroundtable.org/). The Roundtable promotes the development and dissemination of relevant Australian and international research on work and family policy. The Roundtable is an active participant in the public debate around these issues, providing regular submissions to Government Inquiries on the status of work and family policy in Australia, as well as media commentary and analysis on policy developments. Recent reports published by the Roundtable include Work, Care and Family Policies: Election Benchmarks 2013.
- The informal economy, informal workers and worker movements
- Work and family policy
- Gender and economic development
- The Indian economy
- Hill, Elizabeth (2010) Worker Identity, Agency and Economic Development: Women's Empowerment in the Indian Informal Economy, Routledge London.
- Hill, Elizabeth, Barbara Pocock and Alison Elliot (2007) Kids Count: Better early childhood education and care in Australia, Sydney University Press, Sydney.
Chapters in books
- Hill, Elizabeth, Barbara Pocock and the Work and Family Policy Roundtable (2010) ‘The slow road to a stronger Australian work and care regime’, in Davis, M. and M. Lyons (eds) More Than Luck: Ideas Australia Needs Now. Centre for Policy Development, pp.91-102.
- Hill, Elizabeth (2008) 'India: The Self Employed Women´s Association and Autonomous Organising' in Women and Labour Organizing in Asia: Diversity, Autonomy and Activism, in K Broadbent and M Ford (eds), Routledge Curzon, London pp.115-135.
- Hill, Elizabeth and Barbara Pocock (2007) 'The Childcare Policy Challenge in Australia' in Kids Count: Better early childhood education and care in Australia, E Hill, B Pocock and A Elliot (eds), Sydney University Press, Sydney. pp.15-37.
- Hill Elizabeth, Barbara Pocock and Allison Elliot (2007) 'Introduction' in Kids Count: Better early childhood education and care in Australia, E Hill, B Pocock and A Elliot (eds), Sydney University Press, Sydney,pp.1-12.
Articles in refereed journals
- Hill, Elizabeth, Meera Samson, Shyamasree Dasgupta (2011) 'Expanding the School Market in India: Parental Choice and the Reproduction of Social Inequality', Economic and Political Weekly, Vol 46, no.35 pp98-105.
- Hill, Elizabeth (2009) 'The Indian Industrial Relations System: Struggling to address the dynamics of a globalising economy, Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol.51, No.3. pp.395-410.
- D.Thompson, L.Treleaven, P.Kamvounias, B. Beem and E. Hill (2008) Integrating Graduate Attributes with Assessment Criteria in Business Education: Using an Online Assessment System, Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, Vol.5, no.1 pp.34-48.
- Hill, Elizabeth (2007) 'Budgeting for Work-Life Balance: The Ideology and Politics of Work and Family Policy in Australia', Australian Bulletin of Labour, vol.33:2.
- Hill Elizabeth (2006) 'Howard's Choice: The ideology and politics of work and family policy 1996-2006', Australian Review of Public Affairs, Digest.
- Hill, Elizabeth (2004) 'Set in Cement: Women’s Status as Secondary Earners in the 2004-05 Federal Budget', The Human Defender, vol.13:2.
- Hill Elizabeth (2001) 'Women in the Indian Informal Economy: Collective Strategies for Work Life Improvement and Development', Work Employment and Society, vol.15:3, pp. 443-464.
- Meagher, Gabrielle and Elizabeth Hill (1999) 'Doing Qualitative Research in Economics: Two examples and some reflections', Discussion Paper, Open Discussion Papers in Economics, The Open University, Report Number 16.
- (2013) 'Political parties only starting to get the message' Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, 22nd April.
- (2012) Editor, Special Issue, Australian Bulletin of Labour Vol 38, no.3 'Work and Family Policy in Australia: Current Policy and Outstanding issues.
- (2012) A nanny doesn't always know what's best for children, National Times, 29th March, http://www.nationaltimes.com.au/opinion/politics/a-nanny-doesnt-always-know-whats-best-for-children-20120328-1vxn4.html
- (2010) Changing the world: How are gender justice and social transformation achieved? Australian Review of Public Affairs, December 2010. http://www.australianreview.net/digest/2010/12/hill.html
- (2010) The Road to Elsewhere: Work, Family and Technology. Australian Review of Public Affairs, March 2010. http://www.australianreview.net/digest/2010/03/hill.html
- (2010) Cultural faux pas add fuel to Indian crisis, National Times 11th February
- (2009) Can Privatisation Help? Implementing the right to education bill’, South Asia Masala 12th November http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/blogs/southasiamasala/?s=elizabeth+hill
- (2007) Making child care count is not just about cost. OnLine Opinion, 16th November
- (2006) Howard’s Choice Australian Review of Public Affairs, 23rd February
- (2005) In the Treasurer's ideal world unfairness would rule, 12th April OnLine Opinion, 16th November http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=3324
Current Supervising Postgraduates
- Mr Martin Sirait: Political economy of employment relations in Indonesia's retail industry.
- Mr Matt Withers: The Recirculation of Migrant Incomes: A Threefold Failing of Remittances as Developmental Capital.