Working families and the household decrease in unpaid time during a week are a ticking time bomb.
Over the last 80 years, families have seen a shift in the balance of their household paid/unpaid ratios, reducing available time for the non-work aspects of family life.
Despite increased working hours, the time mothers spend face-to-face with their children has increased over the last three decades. It is activities such as personal hobbies, sleep, spending time with their partner and keeping fit, which build long term personal resilience, that have been pushed aside. Making this unsustainable for the future.
Prof. Lynda Gratton’s latest column for The Times shares more on working families, you can read it here.