Fathers Work Towards Work-Family Balance

The same study mentioned yesterday also revealed that father’s have just about tripled the time they spend with their children.  It’s went from 2.5 hours a week in 1965 to 7 hours today.  It was commented in the washingtonpost.com by William Dohetry that “it’s not the case that men are slugs.”  The study also revealed that men today do about 9.6 hours of housework compared to 4.4 hours back in 1965. It was also revealed that the feelings of guilt mothers feel are also shared by fathers.  About half the fathers felt they had too little time with their kids.According to the same study mentioned in yesterday’s post, fathers have just about tripled the hours that they spend being attentive to their children in the last 40 years (from 2.5 hours per week in 1965 to 7 hours today).

William Doherty, professor of family studies at the University of Minnesota, commented in the washingtonpost.com that “It’s not the case that men are slugs.”The study also found that Dads engaged in 4.4 hours of housework each week in 1965 vs. 9.6 hours today, and that when paid work is added to child care and housework, mothers and fathers fair almost identically: 64 hours per week for men vs. 65 hours per week for women.Another similarity between mothers and fathers found in the study is that of feelings of guilt: about half of the fathers felt that they had too little time with their children.

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