The Pew Research Center, “looks at how working moms and dads in two-parent households are balancing their jobs with their family responsibilities and how they view the dynamics of sharing child care and household responsibilities.” In almost half of two-parent families, both parents work full-time. Some key findings include:
- Two-parent households with a mother who does not work outside the home have grown much less common in the U.S. since 1970. Today, both parents work full time in 46% of these households.
- In homes with two full-time working parents, most parents say chores, discipline and quality time with kids are shared equally, but scheduling and sick days fall more on mom.
- When both parents in a household work full time, most say neither’s career takes priority, but half say dad makes more money.
- Working mothers are more likely than fathers to say parenting has interfered with their career advancement.
- For many working parents, there’s just not enough time.
The full report is available here.