Thursday, July 11, 2013

How Mothers and Fathers Spend Their Work Week

I found this article from about changes in parenting, especially for fathers, very interesting. The focus of the article is on how men are trying to find a balance between work and parenting. Of course part of that balance involves caring for the children (see this prior post about finding adequate day care arrangements). They offer the following graphic as a comparison of the typical work week hours put in for men and women, looking at data from 1965 and comparing it to similar data from 2011.

Based on the data from the PEW Research Center, while things seem to have become more balanced, women still provide twice as much child care, and do twice as much housework as men; they generally work only about half as much time per week as men, as well.