Dr Elizabeth Hill

BEc (Soc Sc) Syd. PhD Syd.
Senior Lecturer

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9114 1481

Biographical details

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.

Research interests

  • The informal economy, informal workers and worker movements
  • Work and family policy
  • Gender and economic development
  • The Indian economy

Current projects

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.

Elizabeth is an international collaborator on a Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant ‘Gender, Migration and the Work of Care: Comparative Perspectives’ led by Prof Ito Peng, Toronto.

In the media

  • (2013) 'Political parties only starting to get the message' Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, 22nd April. Available here.
  • (2013) Childcare is no child’s play, Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, August 6th. Available here.
  • (2012) Ideas that Change the World for Women, Radio National Big Ideas, September 20th. Available here.
  • (2012) A nanny doesn't always know what's best for children, National Times, 29th March. Available here.
  • (2010) Changing the world: How are gender justice and social transformation achieved? Australian Review of Public Affairs, December 2010. Available here.
  • (2010) The Road to Elsewhere: Work, Family and Technology. Australian Review of Public Affairs, March 2010. Available here.
  • (2010) Cultural faux pas add fuel to Indian crisis, National Times 11th February. Available here.
  • (2009) Can Privatisation Help? Implementing the right to education bill’, South Asia Masala 12th November. Available here.
  • (2007) Making child care count is not just about cost. OnLine Opinion,16th November. Available here.
  • (2006) Howard’s Choice Australian Review of Public Affairs, 23rd February. Available here.
  • (2005) In the Treasurer's ideal world unfairness would rule, 12th April OnLine Opinion, 16th November. Available here.

Selected grants

2013

  • Women and Work Research Network; Baird M, Chen M, Cooper R, Cutcher L, Foley M, Ford M, Hardy C, Hill E, McGrath-Champ S, Piper N, Probyn E, Riley J, Seymour R, Smith B, Vromen A, Williamson S; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).
  • Getting India to work: Employment dynamics and well-being in the new India.; Palit A, Hill E; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Hill, E. (2010). Worker Identity, Agency and Economic Development: Womens empowerment in the Indian informal economy. United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

Edited Books

  • Hill, E., Pocock, B., Elliott, A. (2007). Kids Count: Better early childhood education and care in Australia. Sydney: Sydney University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Hill, E. (2014). Women's Employment as a Barometer of 'Inclusive Growth': How Well is India Doing? In Dilip Dutta (Eds.), Inclusive Growth and Development in the 21st Century: A Structural and Institutional Analysis of China and India, Series on Economic Development and Growth: Volume 9, (pp. 219-242). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Hill, E. (2014). Work, Care and Family Policy in Australia: A work In Progress. In Jacqui Griffiths (Eds.), Family Futures, (pp. 183-187). London: Tudor Rose.
  • Hill, E. (2013). Extreme Jobs and the Household: Work and Care in the New India. In Juanita Elias, Samantha Gunawardana (Eds.), The Global Political Economy of the Household in Asia, (pp. 194-210). Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Hill, E., Pocock, B. (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. Online: CPD Centre for Policy Development.
  • Hill, E. (2008). India: The Self Employed Women's Association and Autonomous Organizing. In Kaye Broadbent and Michele Ford (Eds.), Women and Labour Organizing in Asia: Diversity, Autonomy and Activism, (pp. 115-135). London & New York: Routledge.
  • Hill, E., Pocock, B., Elliott, A. (2007). Introduction. In Elizabeth Hill, Barbara Pocock and Alison Elliott (Eds.), Kids Count: Better early childhood education and care in Australia, (pp. 1-12). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Pocock, B., Hill, E. (2007). The Childcare Policy Challenge in Australia. In Elizabeth Hill, Barbara Pocock and Alison Elliott (Eds.), Kids Count: Better early childhood education and care in Australia, (pp. 15-37). Sydney: Sydney University Press.

Journals

  • Hill, E., Samson, M., Shyamasree, D. (2011). Expanding the School Market in India: Parental Choice and the Reproduction of Social Inequality. Economic and Political Weekly, 46(35), 98-105.
  • Hill, E. (2009). The Indian Industrial Relations System: Struggling to address the dynamics of a globalizing economy. Journal of Industrial Relations, 51(3), 395-410. [More Information]
  • Thompson, D., Treleaven, L., Kamvounias, P., Beem, B., Hill, E. (2008). Integrating Graduate Attributes with Assessment Criteria in Business Education: Using an Online Assessment System. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 5(1), 34-48.
  • Hill, E. (2007). Budgeting for Work-Life Balance: The Ideology and Politics of Work and Family Policy in Australia. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 33(2), 226-245.
  • Hill, E. (2006). Howard's 'Choice': The ideology and politics of work and family policy 1996-2006. Australian Review of Public Affairs, 23 February 2006, www-www.
  • Hill, E. (2001). Women in the Indian Informal Economy: Collective Strategies for Work Life Improvement and Development. Work, Employment and Society, 15, 443-464.

Edited Journals

  • Hill, E. (2012). Work and Family Policy in Australia: Current Policy and Outstanding issues. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 38(3).

2014

  • Hill, E. (2014). Women's Employment as a Barometer of 'Inclusive Growth': How Well is India Doing? In Dilip Dutta (Eds.), Inclusive Growth and Development in the 21st Century: A Structural and Institutional Analysis of China and India, Series on Economic Development and Growth: Volume 9, (pp. 219-242). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Hill, E. (2014). Work, Care and Family Policy in Australia: A work In Progress. In Jacqui Griffiths (Eds.), Family Futures, (pp. 183-187). London: Tudor Rose.

2013

  • Hill, E. (2013). Extreme Jobs and the Household: Work and Care in the New India. In Juanita Elias, Samantha Gunawardana (Eds.), The Global Political Economy of the Household in Asia, (pp. 194-210). Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

2012

  • Hill, E. (2012). Work and Family Policy in Australia: Current Policy and Outstanding issues. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 38(3).

2011

  • Hill, E., Samson, M., Shyamasree, D. (2011). Expanding the School Market in India: Parental Choice and the Reproduction of Social Inequality. Economic and Political Weekly, 46(35), 98-105.

2010

  • Hill, E., Pocock, B. (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. Online: CPD Centre for Policy Development.
  • Hill, E. (2010). Worker Identity, Agency and Economic Development: Womens empowerment in the Indian informal economy. United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

2009

  • Hill, E. (2009). The Indian Industrial Relations System: Struggling to address the dynamics of a globalizing economy. Journal of Industrial Relations, 51(3), 395-410. [More Information]

2008

  • Hill, E. (2008). India: The Self Employed Women's Association and Autonomous Organizing. In Kaye Broadbent and Michele Ford (Eds.), Women and Labour Organizing in Asia: Diversity, Autonomy and Activism, (pp. 115-135). London & New York: Routledge.
  • Thompson, D., Treleaven, L., Kamvounias, P., Beem, B., Hill, E. (2008). Integrating Graduate Attributes with Assessment Criteria in Business Education: Using an Online Assessment System. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 5(1), 34-48.

2007

  • Hill, E. (2007). Budgeting for Work-Life Balance: The Ideology and Politics of Work and Family Policy in Australia. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 33(2), 226-245.
  • Hill, E., Pocock, B., Elliott, A. (2007). Introduction. In Elizabeth Hill, Barbara Pocock and Alison Elliott (Eds.), Kids Count: Better early childhood education and care in Australia, (pp. 1-12). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Hill, E., Pocock, B., Elliott, A. (2007). Kids Count: Better early childhood education and care in Australia. Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Pocock, B., Hill, E. (2007). The Childcare Policy Challenge in Australia. In Elizabeth Hill, Barbara Pocock and Alison Elliott (Eds.), Kids Count: Better early childhood education and care in Australia, (pp. 15-37). Sydney: Sydney University Press.

2006

  • Hill, E. (2006). Howard's 'Choice': The ideology and politics of work and family policy 1996-2006. Australian Review of Public Affairs, 23 February 2006, www-www.

2001

  • Hill, E. (2001). Women in the Indian Informal Economy: Collective Strategies for Work Life Improvement and Development. Work, Employment and Society, 15, 443-464.

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