Supervisor: Dr. Sylvia Fuller

Research Interests

Gender, Caregiving, Family, Work (including Non-Standard Employment), Inequality, the Intersection of Work and Family, Family Policy, Mixed Methods.

Current Research

For my Master’s thesis, I examined how features of the workplace affect fathers’ use of parental leave in Canada using nationally representative survey data. For my dissertation research, I am interested in zeroing in on the aspects of workplace culture that shape peoples’ decisions around caregiving, for both children and older adults. Other research I am currently working on includes two projects with Dr. Sylvia Fuller on the longer-term economic security of temporary workers in Canada.

Hirsh, Elizabeth, Hazel Hollingdale and Natasha Stecy-Hildebrandt. 2013. “Gender Inequality in the Workplace.” Pp. 183-199 in Handbook of Research on Gender and Economic Life, edited by D. M. Figart and T. L. Warnecke. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.