ESP Canadian Style
Data were reported yesterday from Statistics Canada that point to a build toward ESP in homes north of our fair nation. Comparing 2006 to 1997, Canadian mothers are working more hours per week (average of about 33-34) and the number of Canadian men (not necessarily fathers) working more than 49 hours a week has dropped from 16.7% to 13.8%. In other words, women's work hours have increased and men's have decreased - on average.
The analysis of these data says that a significant factor in this change is men playing a more active role in housework and childraising - men and women becoming closer to equals at home. Another is couples' desire for a better balance between work and family life. That's our recipe for ESP, by the way...recognize it? Balance + Equality.