Excerpt from executive summary:
Report one of this series will examine how key work-life factors such as work hours, home chores and responsibility for child and elder care have changed over time. The data for this study was collected from approximately 31,000 Canadians employed in medium and large-sized organizations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
This report answers the following questions:
- Who responded to the 2001 Health Canada work-life survey?
- What kinds of work and non-work demands and responsibilities do these individuals face?
- How has the amount of time spent in paid employment changed over the last decade?
- How has the amount of time spent in non-work activities changed over the last decade?
- How has the use of various alternative work arrangements changed over the last decade?
- Within Canadian families, who assumes primary responsibility for child care and elder care? Has the assumption of responsibility for child care changed over the last decade?
- What impact does gender, job type, dependent care responsibilities and sector of employment have on the types of work and non-work demands and responsibilities faced by Canadian employees?
- To what extent can the results obtained with this sample be generalized to the Canadian population as a whole?