Labor and care

Combining paid work and unpaid work at home is still a difficult task for most women in our society. This can be a challenge for women throughout their lives. It starts with its attributed role within the male-female relationship about household tasks and childcare. This theme occupies a central position at Atria.

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When children are born, often well-established norms about 'good fatherhood and motherhood' ensure that the care for children is still largely attributed to the mother. This often stands in the way of a balanced combination of careers and parenting for women. In this light, it is not surprising that Atria's research into leisure time, time pressure and the relationship with the working hours of women, shows that women also experience pressure in their free time because they are strongly focused on the wishes and well-being of others.

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