Karen Duncan

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Position: Associate Professor

Office:

University of Manitoba
Department of Family Social Sciences
314B Human Ecology Building
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Phone No.: (204) 474-6702

Fax No.: (204) 474-7592

E-mail:
kduncan@cc.umanitoba.ca
Education:

1984 B.Sc.H.Ec. University of Saskatchewan
1988 M.S. The Ohio State University
1993 Ph.D. The Ohio State University

Areas of Specialization:

  • Family Resource Management
  • Family Economics
  • Balancing Work and Family
  • Home-based Work, Family Business
  • Valuation of Time

Professional Certification:

PHEc, Professional Home Economist, Manitoba

Teaching Areas:

  • FMLY 1420 Family Management Principles
  • FMLY 2400 Family Financial Health
  • FMLY 4480 Work and Family Issues
  • FMLY 7230 Work and Family Interrelationships

Current Research Funding:

As Principle Investigator:
Profiles of Canadian Households Undertaking Insolvency Procedures Pre- and Post- Recession. Funded by the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy, 2010-11.

As Co-investigator:
Economic Costs of Care. Funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2010-13.

Selected Publications:

Refereed Journal Articles
Olson, P. D., Zuiker, V. S., Danes, S. M., Stafford, K., Heck, R. K. Z., & Duncan, K. A. (2008). Impact of the family and business on family business sustainability. In V. Gupta, N. Levenburg, L. Moore, J. Motwani, & T. Swartz (Eds.), Culturally-sensitive models of family business in Anglo culture: A compendium using the GLOBE paradigm (Chapter 5, pp. 90-112). Hyderabad: ICFAI University Press.  (Abridged from Impact of the Family and the Business on Family Business Sustainability, Journal of Business Venturing, 18, 639-666, 2003.)

Wingert, S., Harvey, C. D. H., Duncan, K. A., & Berry, R. E. (2005). Assessing the needs of assisted reproductive technology users of an on-line bulletin board. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 29, 468-478.

Olson, P. D., Zuiker, V. S., Danes, S. M., Stafford, K., Heck, R. K. Z., & Duncan, K. A. (2003). The impact of the family and the business on family business sustainability. Journal of Business Venturing, 18, 639-666.

Tsang, L. L. W., Harvey, C. D. H., Duncan, K. A., & Sommer, R. (2003). The effect of children on marital happiness: Evidence from a longitudinal sample. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 24, 5-26.

Fact Sheets
Fast, J., Lero, D., Duncan K., Dunlop, C., Eales, J., Keating, N., & Yoshino, S. (2011, April). Employment consequences of family/friend caregiving in Canada. Available here.

Fast, J., Duncan, K., Dunlop, C., Eales, J., Keating, N., & Yoshino, S. (2010, December). Gender differences in family/friend caregiving in Canada. Available here.

Research Monographs and Reports
Duncan, K. A., Pettigrew, R., & Berry, R. E. (2008). Work arrangements and the experience of work-life balance. Human Resources and Social Development Canada: Ottawa.

Berry, R. E., & Duncan, K. A. (2007). The importance of payday loans in Canadian consumer insolvency. Available here.

Duncan, K. A., Stafford, K., & Zuiker, V. S. (2003, December). Chapter 6: Household management: Managing home and family in the home-based business. In R. K. Z. Heck, A. N. Puryear, & P. A. Tombline (Eds.), A Toolkit for Home-Based Entrepreneurs: Conference Monograph (pp. 57-67). New York: Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College.

Stafford, K., Duncan, K. A., & Zuiker, V. S. (2003, December). Chapter 4: Family integrity: Home-based business-owning families. In R. K. Z. Heck, A. N. Puryear, & P. A. Tombline (Eds.), A Toolkit for Home-Based Entrepreneurs: Conference Monograph (pp.35-45). New York: Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College.

Refereed Presentations at Scholarly Meetings
Duncan, K. A., Shooshtari, S., Roger, K., & Fast, J. E. (2011, October). Care-related out-of-pocket expenses. Paper presented at Canadian Research Data Centre Network National Conference 2011: Coming of Age: The Policy Impact of an Aging Population, Edmonton, AB.

Duncan, K. A., Shooshtari, S., Roger, K., & Fast, J. E. (2011, June). Care-related out-of-pocket spending: Prevalence and consequences. Paper presented at Caregiving in the 21st Century, Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology, Toronto.

Duncan, K. A.
, & Pettigrew, R. N. (2011, May). The effect of work arrangements on the perception of work-family balance. Paper presented at Community, Work and Family IV International Conference, Tampere, Finland.

Pettigrew, R. N., & Duncan, K. A. (2011, May). Time crunch and the work arrangements that help or hinder: A thirteen year review of Canadian family time use. Paper presented at Community, Work and Family IV International Conference, Tampere, Finland.

Kawaguchi, M., & Duncan, K. A. (2010, April). Adequacy of Canadian women’s financial resources for retirement. Poster presented at Statistics Canada 2010 Socioeconomic Conference, Ottawa.

Kawaguchi, M., & Duncan, K. A. (2009, July). Adequacy of Canadian women’s financial preparations. Paper presented at the 8th Biennial Conference of the Asian Family and Consumer Economics Association, Yamaguchi, Japan.

Duncan, K. A., Pettigrew, R., and Berry, R. E. (2008, December). Juggling with one hand: Managing work-family balance as a single parent. Paper presented at the 4th Symposium of the Population, Work, and Family Policy Research Collaboration (PWFC), Ottawa.

Berry, R. E., & Duncan, K. A. (2008). Payday loans:  Easy credit or road to bankruptcy?  [Abstract].  IFHE Abstract Book, Research Papers: XXI World Congress (p. 41). Bonn, Germany: International Federation for Home Economics.

Duncan, K. A., Pettigrew, R., & Berry, R. E. (2008). Work-family balance: Do work arrangements matter? [Abstract]. IFHE Abstract Book, Research Papers: XXI World Congress (p. 5).  Bonn, Germany: International Federation for Home Economics.

Mansfield, S. L., Duncan, K. A., Harvey, C. D. H., & Mitoo, R. (2008). Moderating effects of flextime.  IFHE Abstract Book, Research Papers: XXI World Congress (p. 83). Bonn, Germany: International Federation for Home Economics.

Pettigrew, R., Duncan, K. A., & Berry, R. E. (2008). A longer term view of time crunch: Thirteen years of Canadian family time use [Abstract]. IFHE Abstract Book, Research Papers: XXI World Congress (p. 69).  Bonn, Germany: International Federation for Home Economics.

Duncan, K. A., Pettigrew, R., & Berry, R. E. (2007). Do work arrangements increase the experience of work-family balance and reduce time crunch? Evidence from the 2005 General Social Survey. Paper presented at the 3rd Symposium of the Population, Work, and Family Policy Research Collaboration (PWFC), December 2007, Ottawa, ON.

Duncan, K. A. (2007). Expenditures of older Canadians by retirement status. Poster presented at the meeting of the Western Family Economics Association, January 2007, Tucson, AZ.

Duncan, K. A. (2005, June). The financial impact of retirement on expenditures. Paper presented at the meeting of the Canadian Association of Research in Home Economics, London, ON.

Lwanga, C., & Duncan, K. A. (2005, June). Determinants of adolescent reproductive risk behaviour in Zambia. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference of the International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society, San Francisco, CA.

Duncan, K. A. (2005, April). Changes in the expenditures of Canadian retirees. Poster presented at the 51st Annual Conference of the American Council on Consumer Interests, Columbus, OH.