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Fathers’ workloads continue to impact kids

Sun 21 May 17

A third of Australian children aged 11-13 years say their fathers work too much, a new study led by Australian National University has found. The study, which observed around 3,000 fathers and their children as part of the ‘Growing Up in Australia’ study, also found that one third of children did not always enjoy time with their dads. Lead researcher Professor Lyndall Strazdins said fathers’ long hours on the job, including regular night and weekend work and difficulties getting time off work, contributed to their children’s perceptions. “Australia’s work culture and social norms are making it hard for dads to be the fathers they want to be,” said Professor Strazdins from the ANU Research School of Population Health. “More than half Click here to continue reading.

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