December 09, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Hours spent on childcare by mothers and fathers, 2003–07

Time spent on childcare per day, parents of infants and of older children, 2003–07
Type of childcare and day Coupled mothers Single mothers Coupled fathers
With youngest child under age 1 With youngest child aged 1–12 With youngest child under age 1 With youngest child aged 1–12 With youngest child under age 1 With youngest child aged 1–12

Total childcare, weekdays

11:05 7:53 8:56 6:51 5:01 4:13

Total childcare, weekend days

11:58 10:31 11:12 9:50 9:31 8:23

These data featured in the TED article, Hours spent on childcare by mothers and fathers, 2003–07.

 

 

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