Journal article

Fatherhood, Motherhood and Time Pressure in Australia, Korea, and Finland

Lyn Craig, Judith E Brown, Jiweon Jun

Social Politics: international studies in gender, state, and society | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020


Using nationally representative Time Use Surveys from Australia, Korea, and Finland (n = 19,127 diaries) we examine how parenthood and the age of the youngest child are associated with the recuperative activities of leisure and sleep, the productive activities of market and nonmarket work, and with subjective time stress. Time stress differences by fatherhood are greatest for Finns and least for Koreans; time stress differences by motherhood are absent for Finns and high for Australians and Koreans. Results of the comparative analysis suggest that social policy and average national working hours produce different gendered gaps in both objective and subjective time stress among parents.

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was conducted with support from Australian Research Council Discovery (Grant 15010282).