Time demands on families: Is there a bottom line?
Department or Administrative Unit
Family and Consumer Sciences
As families continue to adapt to interpersonal and marketplace pressures, time available for household production is becoming scarce. The purpose of the study reported here is to explore the utility of regional economic analyses in determining minimal levels of household production as measured in terms of time. The results provide a minimum family time required in the long term of approximately 35 hours per week and a short term requirement of 2 hours per week. Theoretical frameworks used in family science are integrated in the discussion to explain these findings.
Olson, P. N., Ponzetti, J. J., & Olson, G. I. (1989). Time demands on families: Is there a bottom line? Lifestyles, 10(4), 311–323. https://doi.org/10.1007/bf00986865
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