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ERIC Number: EJ815133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
Parents' Working Hours: Adolescent Children's Views and Experiences
Lewis, Jane; Noden, Philip; Sarre, Sophie
Children & Society, v22 n6 p429-439 Nov 2008
As dual-earner families have become the norm, the different kinds of "time" children spend with parents has become an important issue. We use the 2000 Time Use Survey to identify adolescent children spending time alone at home, and interviews with 50 children aged 14 and 15 to explore young people's experiences. We investigate their views on their situations, appropriate domestic responsibilities and how they manage their time. We suggest that simple parental presence or absence is not necessarily the main issue for children. However, parental employment may be problematic for some adolescent children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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