By Kim Parker and Wendy Wang The way mothers and fathers spend their time has changed dramatically in the past half century. Dads are doing more housework and child care; moms more paid work outside the home. At the same time, roughly equal shares of working mothers and fathers report in a new Pew Research Center survey feeling stressed about juggling work and family life:
Dads are doing more housework and child care; moms more paid work outside the home. At the same time, roughly equal shares of working mothers and fathers report in a new Pew Research Center survey feeling stressed about juggling work and family life: Still, there are important gender role differences.
While a nearly equal share of mothers and fathers say they wish they could be at home raising their children rather than working, dads are much more likely than moms to say they want to work full time. And when it comes to what they value most in a job, working fathers place more importance on having a high-paying job, while working mothers are more concerned with having a flexible schedule.
Tough economic times may have ushered in a new mindset, as women in the most difficult financial circumstances are among the most likely to say working full time is the ideal situation for them. At the same time, the public remains conflicted about what is best for children.
These findings are based on a new Pew Research survey of 2, adults nationwide conducted Nov. The ATUS, which began inis a nationally representative telephone survey that measures the amount of time people spend doing various activities throughout the day.
It is sponsored by the U. Bureau of Labor Statistics and is conducted by the U. Data collected from through include interviews with more thanrespondents. Comparable time diary data are available going back as far asallowing for an analysis of trends over a nearly year period.
There is no significant gap in attitudes between mothers and fathers: With so many demands on their time, many parents wonder whether they are spending the right amount of time with their children. Fathers are much more likely than mothers to feel this way. Analysis of time use data shows that fathers devote significantly less time than mothers to child care an average of seven hours per week for fathers, compared with 14 hours per week for mothers.
Only half of fathers say the same. But with these changes have come the added pressures of balancing work and family life, for mothers and fathers alike. Trends in time use going back to clearly show how the increased participation of women in the workforce has affected the amount of time mothers devote to paid work.
Inmothers spent, on average, 21 hours per week on paid work, up from eight hours in Over the same period, the total amount of time mothers spend in non-paid work has gone down somewhat.
For their part, fathers now spend more time engaged in housework and child care than they did half a century ago. And the amount of time they devote to paid work has decreased slightly over that period.
Fathers have by no means caught up to mothers in terms of time spent caring for children and doing household chores, but there has been some gender convergence in the way they divide their time between work and home. In those households, on average, fathers spend more time than mothers in paid work, while mothers spend more time on child care and household chores.
However, when their paid work is combined with the work they do at home, fathers and mothers are carrying an almost equal workload. Mothers give themselves somewhat higher ratings than do fathers: Working mothers give themselves slightly higher ratings than non-working mothers for the job they are doing as parents.
Other Key Survey Findings The rise in the share of mothers saying they would prefer to work full time since has been more pronounced among working mothers themselves than among those who do not work outside of the home.Social Accountability International's Annual Report.
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