surveys

Survey: Well-being & Your Work

by Katrina on December 19, 2013

—Update 1/21/14 The survey is now closed. Check back in the next week or two when I hope to share the results here.— In the last few months, I’ve given dozens of interviews with print, radio, and TV reporters about Maxed Out. These are some of the recurring questions I hear: Are some  jobs more family-friendly than […]

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Working parents have a lot to juggle, and this can create stress. But what we often overlook is that stress has real health consequences. Several weeks ago, I put together a survey* asking working parents about stress and its effects on their health. More than 600 people responded. I filtered out respondents who lived in […]

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Sneak peek at survey results

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by Katrina on June 7, 2011

I’m still going through your wonderful responses to the survey and hope to post the results next week. Here’s sneak peek at the data: 81% of people who took the survey said they worry about burning out. 81 percent! Are you as astonished by that number as I am? In the words of one parent […]

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I just put together a very simple survey about working parents and stress. It takes only 5 minutes to complete. If you’re a parent and you work to help support your family, here’s what I’d like you to do: 1. Take the survey. 2. Forward the survey (or this post) to everyone you know. 3. […]

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This is part of a series of posts about how working couples share the under-the-radar chores that, taken together, represent the “psychic burden” of parenting. Be sure to read these parts first: Part I. Survey results Part II. Why it’s fair Part III. Why it’s not fair My last post explored how parents (mostly moms) […]

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This is part of a series of posts about how working couples share the under-the-radar chores that, taken together, represent the “psychic burden” of raising children. Be sure to read these parts first: Part I. Survey results Part II. Why it’s fair My last post looked at why half of the parents surveyed felt they […]

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This is part of a series of posts about how working couples share the under-the-radar chores that, taken together, represent the “psychic burden” of raising a family. Part. I is here. Working moms are bearing more (sometimes much more) of the “psychic burden” of parenting than working dads. Yet, when asked in my recent survey, […]

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