Gender Equivalence or Hidden Inequity?
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This conclusion presents some closing thoughts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book explains that the mother's workloads are greater than the workloads of both childless women and fathers. Mothers not only spend more time with children than fathers do, but they also spend that time differently. Compared to fathers, mothers are disproportionately responsible for the physical care of children. When a mother looks after her children, she is more likely than to be doing something else at the same time. Men are less likely than women to do the routine child care tasks that have to be done at a certain time. A challenge for women who wish to be both mothers and to access opportunities for paid work is to ensure a high standard of care is still provided to their children. Mothers in a variety of situations and with a variety of personal characteristics make time with children a very high priority.