Media release Aug 2018
Fathers’ work-life balance affects children’s mental health
Recent research by AIFS and the Australian National University shows that fathers' work-life balance impacts on children's mental health. While the ability of mothers to juggle work and family commitments has long been known to affect children, the survey of 2496 families shows dads’ work matters too. Dads report wanting to be there more for their children, but their work often doesn't allow them to do so.