Sunday, March 21, 2010

Australian dads work harder

According to a study Australian dads spend more time parenting than French dads. Good news?

The flipside is - they also spend more time at work as in France the working week is capped at 35 hours a week. And people take their holidays.

AND women in Australia and France are still under-represented in the workforce. Australian women are more likely to work part-time.

BUT French families have greater access to childcare.

Australian parents are more likely to parent more intensively.

Interesting how the father interviewed says he spends his 'spare time' driving the kids to their activities. For a mother, isn't this just part of parenting?

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