Are Parents Investing More or Less Time in Children: Trends in Selected Industrialized Countries – Policy Brief (4 pages)
Anne H. Gauthier and Others
Canadian Research Institute for Social Policy
Contrary to popular belief, parents these days are actually spending more time with their kids than their predecessors in the 1960s – about one more hour per day. Time use data from Canada, the U.S. and several other industrialized countries illustrate that fathers in particular have increased the amount of time spent with their children. The researchers also noted that paid work did not appear to impinge on parental time.