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Studies

Barnett & Baruch (1987): study US 1980

Publication

Author(s):
Barnett, R.C.; Baruch, G.K.
Title:
Mothers' Participation in Childcare: Patterns and Consequences.
Source:
Crosby, F.J.; Ed.: "Spouse, Parent, Worker", Yale University Press, 1987, New Haven, USA, 91 - 108

Investigation

Public:
Parents with children 4-10, USA, 1980
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 320
Non Response:
60 %
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Also mailed questionnaire, weekchart. Parents jointly used a chart to indicate 5 typical week days and for 2 typical weekend days the hours during which the target child and each parent were home and awake; they then indicated the nature of the child- parent interaction that typically occured during each of those hours.Each parent was interviewed in a separate room by a same sex interviewer

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your life as whole.....?
7   completely satisfied
6   satisfied
5   mostly satisfied
4   satisfied/dissatisfied
3   dissatisfied
2   very dissatisfied
1   completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Overall life satisfaction
Remarks:
Happiness of mothers: M = 5,52
Page in publication:
99

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Mothers total interaction time with children Time spend with children Child-care tasks performed by mother Division of child care Mother's employment status Full-time home maker
Full-time vs part-time
Part-time working of house-wives
Mothers proportional interaction time with children Division of child care