Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Men Still Lag in Dealing With Sick Kids

There's a new release out today that suggests that men still aren't pulling their weight when it comes to dealing with suddenly ill kids.
Maume says his analysis of the data finds a large gender disparity in providing urgent child care, with 77.7 percent of women taking time off from work and 26.5 percent of men reporting that they attend to child-care needs (because the sample involved workers and not couples, the figures don’t add up to 100 percent).
There's nothing in the release to compare the results with years past, so I can't tell if we're moving in the right direction or not. Obviously, I'm not impressed by snapshots that show inequality right now. What I'm always interested in is the trend ...
Working parents -- who puts family first when a child gets sick?

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