Academic journal article Monthly Labor Review

The June Review

Academic journal article Monthly Labor Review

The June Review

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With Father's Day 2008 occurring this month and Mother's Day just a month earlier, perhaps it is timely that this issue of Monthly Labor Review offers two reports related to working parents and decisions they make regarding their use of time.

First, Mary Dorinda Allard and Marianne Janes of the Bureau's American Time Use Survey program provide an analysis displayed through a series of charts of how working parents allocate the investment of their time in pursuits such as work, childcare, and household and leisure activities. Among their findings, the authors show that the chances of married mothers working full time rise steadily with the ages of their children, while the age of their children seems to have little relation to whether or not mothers work part time. Married fathers today overwhelmingly still work full time, whether they have one child or four or more children.

Next, Wen-Jui Han, Christopher J. Ruhm, Jane Waldfogel, and Elizabeth Washbrook assess data on the timing of mothers' employment after childbirth from a new national longitudinal study. …

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