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Not Enough Hours in One Day Caitlyn Sires Introduction To Sociology Professor Todd Mensink 18 November 2018 In today's busy world, it may seem like there just isn’t enough time in one day to
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complete everything that needs to be done. This can be especially challenging for women who are employed, but also taking care of a family. Everyone knows that employed mothers are under a lot of stress and a lot of that stress comes from not having enough time to finish their work. Due to something called “time poverty” (Rose 2016), or an insufficient amount of time to accomplish necessary activities, women are facing more stress in the 21st century than ever before. A study done in 2014 found that 69% of mothers are “frequently time pressured” (Skinner 2014), where as only 59.6% of fathers reported being time pressured. This pattern was noticeable in previous years as well. It is believed that this difference in amount of pressure is due to the unfair amount of work women are expected to do around the home compared the the amount the men are expected to do. As Craigs 2007 study showed, “ employed mothers find alternative ways to maximise their time with children, including "time squeezing" (working more intensively at certain times of the day) and "time shifting" (taking time from leisure and self- care).” (Craig 2007). Women are constantly having to make sacrifices to finish everything they need to do in a day, because they put the needs of their families first. In 2016, researcher Judy Rose conducted an experiment to find a solution to time poverty and to help increase time efficiency for employed mothers. The study started with in depth interviews with eighteen employed mothers. The first thing Rose learned about these mothers were the relationship statuses and their current living situation. Of the eighteen mothers, two were single mothers, one was cohabiting with a romantic partner, and the other fifteen were married (Rose 2016, para. 10). The second piece of information obtained from them was how many hours they were working each week. Four of the eighteen mothers were currently employed full time and were working more than thirty five hours a week. Five were working
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thirty to thirty four hours a week, five others were employed half-time and were working fifteen to twenty nine hours a week, and four of the women were employed part time and getting anywhere from one hour to fourteen hours a week. The researcher found that the sixteen mothers
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