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Long Hours and Longings: Australian Children's Views of Fathers' Work and Family Time

Baxter, Jennifer A; Strazdins, Lyndall; Li, Jianghong


Using two waves of paired data from a population sample of 10- to 13-year-old Australian children (5,711 father–child observations), the authors consider how the hours, schedules, intensity, and flexibility of fathers' jobs are associated with children's views about fathers' work and family time. A third of the children studied considered that their father works too much, one eighth wished that he did not work at all, and one third wanted more time with him or did not enjoy time together....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Marriage and the Family
DOI: 10.1111/jomf.12400
Access Rights: Open Access


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