What makes dads involved in childcare?

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Period7 Feb 2017

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  • TitleWhat makes dads involved in childcare?
    Media name/outletPolicy@Manchester
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionIn most countries, mothers spend more than half the amount of time on childcare than fathers. In the UK, dads spend an average of 24 minutes caring for children for every hour that is done by women. However, most dads agree that they should be as involved in childcare as the mother, and many would prefer to spend more time caring for their children than they currently do. Here, Dr Helen Norman and Professor Colette Fagan discuss why childcare responsibilities are still so unbalanced, and what could be done to improve work-family policy for parents.
    PersonsHelen Norman, Colette Fagan