Moms’ Schedules Altered for Their Kids

A new University of Cincinnati study has found that – stop the presses – mothers tend to re-arrange their work schedules more than fathers when a child is sick, has a pediatrician’s appointment or when school is unexpectedly canceled. After analyzing a survey of 1,412 working mothers and fathers, Professor David Maume found that, “. . . [M]en’s commitment to work remains a priority over family duties.”

A University of Cincinnati press release about the study added: “As the women reported higher pay, women became less likely to take sole responsibility for urgent child care. Compared with men, the study found that women had a higher probability of missing work in a child care emergency as family size increased and/or husbands worked longer hours.” (September 2007)

Daisy
09.05.07

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