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ERIC Number: EJ919852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
The Time-Crunch Paradox
Gimenez-Nadal, Jose Ignacio; Sevilla-Sanz, Almudena
Social Indicators Research, v102 n2 p181-196 Jun 2011
Previous research has shown little difference in the average leisure time of men and women. This finding is a challenge to the "second shift" argument, which suggests that increases in female labor market hours have not been compensated by equal decreases in household labor. This paper presents time-use and leisure satisfaction data for a variety of western European countries, and shows that accounting for socio-economic factors that differ between men and women is vital for understanding gender differences. We find that working mothers have leisure levels that are much lower than those of working fathers and singles. Working mothers are also most likely to report the least satisfaction with free time. Finding that time stress and leisure time are positively correlated within socio-demographic groups suggests that the "second shift" argument is still valid, and that feelings of time stress are indeed associated with the lack of leisure time.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Europe