Parents spend seven times more with their children than in the 1970s

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Fathers can earn this card to commemorate Father's Day, as studies show, they spend seven times more time interacting with their children than did their own parents 40 years ago with them.

Over time focused on their children is still in place a relatively low average of 35 minutes per day for working parents, is much higher than the five minutes it registered in 1974. Way from the quality of the mothers with their children has also increased over the same period, from 15 minutes up to an hour.

But if it seems to be good news for the children, the researchers found a worrying social inequality, such as investing the extra time. The more educated parents were more likely to report spending to help their children with homework, time while the parents without further or higher education were less likely to engage in any kind of learning activities.

The research of Dr. Almudena Sevilla School of Business and Management at the University of London and Cristina Borra, University of Leeds, day father and son performed using time 1974-2005 examines how parents share heirs time between work, leisure and child care for the period of 24 hours.

Sevilla said the research will be presented at the ESRC Research Methods Festival this month, have shown that, during the stoppage time of mothers was coming from the leisure or with the housework, parents were found more time out of their working life, what more on a appreciation for the importance of fatherhood before a race.

However, Sevilla said the main outcome of the results was to inequality. "If parents spend with higher education more time with their children in valuable development activities, then the children will also do. But what about children whose parents do not spend their time in this type of educational activities? That is the question for policy, I think.

"With these data we could not say that the impact on the child's development, but the research has been done that suggest that the more time we spend with our children, the better for cognitive development."

A study of 2012 social scientists at the University of Chile look at the daily time mothers and children showed that one hour a week can the mother of a child up to five highest positions to move in a class of 30; the effects are greater when the mother was educated at the university.

Seville concludes that children whose parents are more educated always not only more time with their parents, but more funds in the form of private schools or tutoring, the results have a direct impact on social mobility. In the 1970s, there was little difference in the social time, parents can mothers, post-secondary education had to spend five minutes a day and the parents just a minute more than their less educated counterparts. But from then until the mid 1990s the parents and mothers in higher education increased the time they spent with their children twice as much as parents who have no post-secondary education. Gaps reaches 30 minutes a day for mothers and almost 10 minutes per day for the parents.

By 2005, all parents were to spend the same amount of time with their children, regardless of level of education, but this was due to an increase in the overall activities of child care by the lack of higher education in place of a convergence of educational activities.

Another reason parents spend more time with their children, is that it has become an economic necessity in the 1970s, the author and "daddy bloggers", Tim Atkinson said. "Parents these days are much more likely to" before practical "part, because it is more socially acceptable, but also because it is a widespread feeling among many parents who want to spend as much time as possible with their children. Dungeon I work full-time five years, for my younger son to take care of, and I do not regret anything, "he said.

"Most parents I know I could begin to say, 'I could do what you do." But by the end of a very short conversation usually tell me how envious are to me and what they would like to spend more time their children.

"It means to have the increase in the number of mothers, fathers are working to turn around and the recession meant that many parents had no choice but to provide childcare full time. Yet for most parents is a positive choice." Until the end of the reporting period in which the covered work, parents with post-secondary education spent more time with their children. Thus, for example, mothers with post-secondary education half an hour a week in more class time than their less educated counterparts, which represents an increase of 148% in general.

The proof of the parents correspond to what the children said. The research looked closely at the increased time spent on studying and homework at this time, especially for children with better-educated parents. Preparation time almost tripled from about 35 minutes per day in the 1970s, up to 90 minutes in the 2000s.

While the children are dedicated in 1970 to the task a lot of time, regardless of the origin of the parents at the end of the period of children from better-educated environments over two times more time for tasks that children from familiar surroundings with less education. In particular, children from more educated environments spent 20 minutes per week on homework than children from less educated backgrounds and young people from more educated sectors spent 55 minutes more.

But how long can the parents in a day's work to be found to see their children, seems to be appreciated. Investigation of Chad Valley toy manufacturer suggests that children tend to prefer to play with their fathers. Your survey said 27% of the families think Dad as favorite season, with mothers in the second 24% and third sibling in 21%