Culture of men’s work trapping fathers

Culture of men’s work trapping fathers

AIFS in the news — 7 September 2019

Why can’t fathers’ work adapt to their kids?

Annabel Crabb’s recent article asks why Australia’s culture around work and parental leave means that when a family changes, it is women who change and adapt to the new reality. She draws on AIFS researcher Dr Jennifer Baxter’s work on this topic, including this graph (see image) ‘the baldest possible visual demonstration of how differently mother and fathers experience work and family balance’.

Mothers’ and fathers’ time use up to and after birth of first child

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