Thursday, December 9, 2010

Family Change and Time Allocation in American Families

Source: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation/Focus on Workplace Flexibility.

The paper discusses family demographic changes. Then, using the American Time Use Survey (ATUS) and the historical time diary studies in the U.S., the author documents trends in parents' time spent in paid work, housework and childcare. The activities parents forego in order to meet work and family demands are also described. Finally, the author discusses time devoted to adult care and help given to adult children, elderly parents, and friends later in the life course.

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