Culture of men’s work trapping fathers

Content type
Media release

September 2019


In an August article, Annabel Crabb asked 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 drew on AIFS researcher Dr Jennifer Baxter’s work, including a graph (see below) that she described as ‘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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