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Single versus Two Parent Families: A Comparison of Mothers' Time

Margaret Mietus Sanik and Teresa Mauldin
Family Relations
Vol. 35, No. 1, The Single Parent Family (Jan., 1986), pp. 53-56
DOI: 10.2307/584282
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/584282
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Single versus Two Parent Families: A Comparison of Mothers' Time
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Abstract

Time demands are indicative of stress faced by individuals and the consequences are often felt by families. By studying time use by mothers in single and two parent families, with both employed and nonemployed mothers, comparisons can be made and used by family practitioners and counselors. Single, employed mothers have the least amount of time to spend in most activities. Analysis of covariance and least square means were used to study and to identify significant differences in household tasks, child care, volunteer time, personal care, and social and recreational activities.

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