Familial Influences for International Students

  • Heather Powell

    Moderator
    June 1, 2023 at 4:29 pm

    Thank you for sharing this article.

    This article reflected several concepts that I think most individuals who assume the parent role (to be specific, the mother role) can relate to.

    Unsurprisingly, individuals are constantly adjusting their work schedules to meet their childcare needs. This study focused on heterosexual couples, at least that is what I am assuming by them including gender as a factor when establishing who would be responsible for ensuring childcare and other family needs are maintained.

    I think the solutions of parental leave and affordable childcare are great solutions, but, I think those are surface issues of this societal imbalance. A different view needs to be taken when it comes to work responsibilities, family needs, and gender identification. In our advocation for the equitable treatment of women in the workplace, we must include domestic labour in these advocation efforts.

    Also, I would like to see further studies that include couples from the LGBTQQIPSAA community to see what their experiences are with balancing work and family responsibilities.

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