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Hey working parents—ready for some good news? A study detailed in today’s New York Times bears the surprising news that contrary to popular belief, working parents are actually spending more time with their kids. A lot more.

After looking at a dozen surveys taken between 1965 and 2007 on how Americans say they use their time, the study concluded “that the amount of child care time spent by parents at all income levels…has risen “dramatically” since the mid-1990s.”

Specifics include a huge rise in the hours a week moms spend attending to their children. Estimated at 12 hours a week before 1995, those hours have risen to 21.2 hours a week for college educated women, and 15.9 hours for women with less education.


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