Employment: Fathers shoulder burden of work
Thursday 03 July 1997
They are working more than double the hours of working mothers - on average more than 20 hours difference - as the gap between fathers' and mothers' employment rates have changed. According to the Office of National Statistics, fathers with dependent children are more likely to be employed than other men with 85 per cent - 5.1 million - working in 1994 and only 6 per cent economically inactive. The increase in mothers' employment has not resulted in any compensating changes in fathers' employment.
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