Grandparent childcare: work/care trade-offs across genders and generations

This research aims to better understand how parents and grandparents are sharing childcare responsibilities in contemporary Australia and to help identify employment and childcare practices that meet the needs of children, parents and grandparents.


We are currently recruiting parents who are sharing regular child care with the grandparents of their child for an interview. We are looking to recruit BOTH a parent and a grandparent of the child to our study. You could be interviewed together or separately.

How to participate

If you’re interested in finding out more or participating in the study, contact either:
Associate Professor Myra Hamilton, University of Sydney
02)9114 4513


Alison Williams, University of Sydney
02)8627 7792