30% of dads lack access to flexible working

Almost a third of working fathers in the UK lack access to flexible work arrangements, according to research from UCL.

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The research, conducted in April 2018, found that 30% of employed fathers surveyed could not work part-time, have flexible employment hours or work in a job share. Researchers from the UCL Insitute of Education at the University of East Anglia found that the rate for women without flexible working was lower at 10%.

Dads have less opportunity for flexible working

The research analysed data on 3,965 mothers and 4,211 fathers who were in employment and had children aged 16 or younger.  The research highlighted the following differences between mothers and fathers access to flexible working:

  • 42% of fathers and 78% of mothers had the opportunity to work part-time
  • 19% of fathers and 31% of mothers had the opportunity to work in a job share
  • 13% of fathers and 28% of mothers could work during term-time only
  • 38% of fathers and 37% of mothers could work in a flexi-time arrangement
  • 23% of fathers and 19% of mothers could work from home
  • 30% of fathers and 10% of mothers reported that none of these options were available.

By analysing the data, the researchers found that fathers in technical occupations were almost three times more likely to lack access to flexible working than those in professional and managerial positions.



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