Longer workdays keep households with two-career earners from spending time with families

September 1998
Jet;09/21/98, Vol. 94 Issue 17, p38
Reports that according to Federal surveys conducted in the United States, dual-career working parents spend less time with their families and more time at work. Increase in dual-earner households; Type of men and women who spent more time at work; Results of the survey by the Families and Work Institute in New York.


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