Indicators of Child, Family, and Community Connections. Work-family stress

08/01/2004

In 1997, approximately a third of mothers and fathers reported that they did not have enough time for their family because of their jobs. Mothers who worked full-time were more likely than mothers who worked part-time to report that their jobs interfered with their family life. Thirty-seven percent of mothers employed full-time and 14 percent of mothers employed part-time in 1997 reported that they "often" or "very often" did not have enough time for their families because of their jobs.

Percentage of working mothers
who report that they do not have enough time for their families because of their jobs,
by employment status: 1997

Percentage of working mothers who report that they do not have enough time for their families because of their jobs, by employment status: 1997. See text for explanation.

Source: Child Trends' analyses of the National Study of the Changing Workforce, 1997.

  Mothers Fathers
Table 10.
Percentage of working parents(a)
who report that they do not have enough time for their family because of their job,
by gender and selected characteristics:(b )1997
Total 32.2 33.1
Employment Status
  Part-time 14.1 47.1
  Full-time 36.6 32.9
Marital Status
  Married 33.1 32.0
  Non-married 30.6 40.1
a. Parents include respondents with residential children under the age of 18.
b. Job interference with family life corresponds to parents' reports of not having enough time "often" or "very often" for their family because of their jobs.
Source: Child Trends' analyses of the National Study of the Changing Workforce, 1997.

 

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