Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 031 260 3558
Campus: Westville
Building & Room: J Block 3rd Floor , Room J322


Dr Michelle Hatch is a lecturer in the field of Economics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal at the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance. She holds a BSocSci (Econ Hons), BCom (Accounting, Managerial Accounting), MCom (Econ) and PhD (Econ). Her research interests are in Motherhood and Childcare.

Academic Qualifications:

  • BSocScHons (Natal)
  • BCom (Natal)
  • MCom (UKZN)
  • PhD (Wits)

Research Interests

  • Feminist economics
  • Motherhood
  • Childcare

Recent Publications and Papers

  • Hatch, M. and Posel, D. (2018) “Who cares for children? A quantitative study of childcare in South Africa”. Development Southern Africa, 35(2): 267-282.
  • Combrinck, M. and Hatch, M. (2012) “Students’ experiences of a continuous assessment approach at a higher education institution”. Journal of Social Sciences, 33(1): 81-89.