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Topics: Family, Father, The Work Pages: 0 (615 words) Published: March 23, 2014
http://www.hrgrapevine.com/markets/hr/article/2014-02-21-parents-unable-to-balance-work-and-family-life#.Uy-H7PldWSo More than a fifth of working fathers wish they had looked after their children rather than returning to work, according to a survey. The research, commissioned to help launch the Work and Family show, reveals that more than a third of men who work full-time said they had no flexibility in their working hours. 80% of women feel “guilty” about going back to work after having children, it said. In addition, the survey of 1,000 people, found that more than 20% of women said they felt less confident in their abilities when they did return to work, compared with less than 2.5% of men. Only around 20% of men and women said they could agree with the statement: “I have found a balance and feel that I have it all.” Adrienne Burgess, joint Chief Executive of The Fatherhood Institute says: “It is men, not women, who are most dissatisfied with their work-life balance. They're more likely than mums to be in full-time paid employment, and to be the sole or main breadwinner. Full-time working men also work longer hours on average than their female counterparts, and tend to have longer commutes. “Crucially, few employers have strategies to support http://www.hrgrapevine.com/markets/hr/article/2014-02-21-parents-unable-to-balance-work-and-family-life#.Uy-H7PldWSo More than a fifth of working fathers wish they had looked after their children rather than returning to work, according to a survey. The research, commissioned to help launch the Work and Family show, reveals that more than a third of men who work full-time said they had no flexibility in their working hours. 80% of women feel “guilty” about going back to work after having children, it said. In addition, the survey of 1,000 people, found that more than 20% of women said they felt less confident in their abilities when they did return to work, compared with less than 2.5% of men. Only around 20% of men and...
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