How Well Do Parents with Young Children Combine Work and Family Life

25 Pages Posted: 31 Jan 2004 Last revised: 3 Jul 2010

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Christopher J. Ruhm

University of Virginia - Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: January 2004

Abstract

This study examines trends in labor force involvement, household structure, and some activities that may complicate the efforts of parents with young children to balance work and family life. Next I consider whether employer policies mitigate or exacerbate these difficulties and, since the policies adopted in the United States diverge dramatically from those in many other industrialized countries, provide some international comparisons before speculating on possible sources and effects of the differences.

Suggested Citation

Ruhm, Christopher J., How Well Do Parents with Young Children Combine Work and Family Life (January 2004). NBER Working Paper No. w10247, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=492360

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