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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Our First Census?

So it's not hard science, but an ABC News poll discussed in an article of the 'is Sarah Palin a fit parent' genre revealed the breakdown of childraising responsibilities by gender as: 85% mothers as primary parent, 11% equally shared parenting, and 2% fathers as primary parent. Wow - ESP is getting counted now! I'm happy to see it recognized right up there with the rest of the big parenting-lifestyle players, and in a small but hearty 11% at that.

Of course this is only equal sharing of the childraising domain of ESP, so I can assume that the numbers of couples who also equilibrate their breadwinning, housework and recreation time is considerably smaller. Still, I'm pleased.

We'll be on the lookout for ESP census numbers in the future, and expecting them to grow!


Blogger aztec-rose said...

congratulations, good to see ESP is being recogised as a viable choice.

4:20 PM  

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