Working Mothers, Multitasking, and the Role of Working Fathers
By beezuskiddo on December 17, 2011
Is it working mothers or working fathers that need more flexibility at work? Multitasking and the superwoman syndrome is nearly killing many women I know. So who is it that needs the break? The answers in this post may surprise you...
NPR ran a story this week about working moms & multitasking. The American Sociological Review published a study this month, in which 368 mothers and 241 fathers were interviewed about multitasking. The findings of the study were that working mothers spend more time multitasking at home than working fathers, and that working mothers are more stressed about that multitasking time than working fathers. The researcher who conducted the study ultimately concluded that employers should be more flexible with working fathers, so that fathers can spend more time assisting with household chores.
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