Social Trends: Who's Feeling Rushed?

Source Organization: Pew Research Center


03/02/2006 - Everybody gets the same 24 hours in a day, but women are slightly more likely than men to feel starved for time.

About a quarter of all women (26%) say they "always feel rushed," while 21% of men report feeling that way, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

This gender gap is bigger for women who are mothers and for women who are in the work force. And it grows to 15 percentage points for women who are both. A breakdown:

Working women (33%) feel more rushed than do working men (25%) - an 8 percentage point gender/employment gap.
Mothers of minor age children (36%) feel more rushed than do fathers of minor age children (25%) - an 11 percentage point gender/parenting gap.
Combining those two categories, working mothers with minor children (41%) feel more rushed than do working fathers with minor age children (26) - a 15 percentage point gender/employment/parenting gap.

Read the full report Who's Feeling Rushed? on the Pew Research Center Web site.

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