Magazine article Work & Family Life

New Study Finds Dads Outwork Other Men

Magazine article Work & Family Life

New Study Finds Dads Outwork Other Men

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Fathers with children at home work longer hours than men who have no kids, according to new research from the Families and Work Institute in New York.

The dads in the study worked, on average, 47 hours a week - three hours more than the men in the study who either did not have children or did not live with them or whose kids were 18 and older. The dads in the study with younger children worked even longer hours: on average, 50 or more a week.

"Men are working longer to bring in more money for their families," says Ellen Galinsky, president of the Institute and executive editor of this newsletter. "In open-ended questions, their answers were about earning more money. I think the breadwinner image is a part of it, particularly for men with children."

Galinsky presented the report at the International Conference of Work and Family in Barcelona.

The findings are based on responses from 1,298 employed men who live with at least one family member such as a spouse or partner, a child or other relative. Of the participants, 75 percent have a spouse or partner who also works outside the home, and 49 percent have a child under 18 living at home. …

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