Work-family discord

Other Names:
Conflicts between employment and home
Working parents often face a pernicious conflict between time for earning and time for caring. Fathers who work long hours to earn a good living find themselves excluded from their children's lives. The roles of the workplace can often cause conflict at home.
Males in the USA experienced a doubling from 1985 to 1988 of certain work-family conflicts. Most centred around the switch from dealing with children instead of managers, adjusting to children's agendas, dealing with the frustrations of disorganization in the home, and lack of time to establish good relationships with their family. Discouraged by family pressures, many men dive even deeper into work. Employed people in the USA spend 163 hours more per year on the job than they did in 1969, and those who are parents spend 40% less time with their children than in 1965.
Related Problems:
Inaccessible decision makers
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST