Never Mind Magazine Wisdom —

17 10 2006

we define “traditional home” for ourselves!

At first, the authors say, “it seems reasonable to expect that parental investment in child-rearing would have declined” since 1965, when 60 percent of all children lived in families with a breadwinner father and a stay-at-home mother . . . many policy makers have assumed that parents must have less time to interact with their children.

But, the researchers say, the conventional wisdom is not borne out by the data . . . married and single parents spent *more* time teaching, playing with and caring for their children than parents did 40 years ago.