Leah Ruppanner

Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Melbourne

I am a sociologist who studies work and family issues. I am particularly interested in how institutional environments impact individuals' work and family experiences. To this end, I have published articles looking at the impact of gender equality on housework divisions and conflict as well as the impact of childcare policies on conflict between work and family. My latest publication looks at family-work conflict and finds men report more conflict in more egalitarian countries like Sweden. Currently, I am researching modern family forms including same sex and biracial couples and their time with family.