Women Take On More Childcare Responsibilities, Even When Working Full-time: NUS Study
The Straits Times
Republished with Permission
21 June 2020
Ms Skye Tan, family life specialist from Focus on the Family Singapore, said its own survey of fathers from May 25 to June 7 found that seven in 10 of them reported being more involved with their families during the circuit breaker period.
These fathers may be more willing to explore flexible work down the road, or have a stronger resolve to be more involved with their children after work hours, she added.
Children learn about gender norms and behaviours by watching their parents, said Ms Tan.
"It's often said that we parent like how we were parented... Parents influence our kids' future beliefs, attitudes and actions in every area and they are definitely watching - and will, in turn model - the examples we are living out in front of them."