Employment and childbearing:women bear the burden of the work-family balance
Population and Societies
n° 426, September 2006
It is women who bear children, and therefore logical to expect their working careers to be more affectedthan those of men. But the gap between men’s meagre involvement in childcare and the major adjust-ments made by women is a wide one: fathers cut back their working activity twenty times less oftenthan mothers do.