Working mums and full-time women suffer most stress

September 27th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Sept 27 (ANI): Increasingly hectic work schedules are wreaking havoc with most people’s lives these days, but a new study revealed that working mothers and full time working-women are affected the most.

The study by the Centre for Work and Life at the University of South Australia, found working women were the most unhappy.

They also found that males aged 29-49 (Gen X) worked the longest hours and had the worst work-life balance.

The value of time-off has increased so much that workers would rather have an extra two weeks of holiday than an equivalent pay rise, but about 60 per cent of workers stockpile holidays because they are on short-term contracts, lacked security or were under pressure at work, reports the Courier Mail.

“Indeed, the situation of full-time women has deteriorated, with a 10 per cent increase between 2007 and 2010 in the proportion who find that work interferes with activities outside work,’ the study showed.

About 25 per cent of women working full-time and 20 per cent of men were dissatisfied with their work-life balance in 2010. (ANI)

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