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Not all hours are equal: could time be a social determinant of health?

Strazdins, Lyndall; Welsh, Jennifer; Korda, Rosemary; Broom, Dorothy; Paolucci, Francesco


Time can be thought of as a resource that people need for good health. Healthy behaviour, accessing health services, working, resting and caring all require time. Like other resources, time is socially shaped, but its relevance to health and health inequality is yet to be established. Drawing from sociology and political economy, we set out the theoretical basis for two measures of time relevant to contemporary, market-based societies. We measure amount of time spent on care and work (paid and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Sociology of health & illness
DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.12300
Access Rights: Open Access


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