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Satisfaction with work-life balance: Fact sheet, 2012

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Released: 2016-04-14

According to the 2012 General Social Survey, most parents who work full time are satisfied with their work-life balance. In 2012, 75% of parents said they were satisfied or very satisfied with this balance. The others were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (15%), dissatisfied (8%) or very dissatisfied (1%).

Mothers (72%) were slightly less likely than fathers (78%) to be satisfied or very satisfied with their work-life balance.

This was true regardless of the employment situation. For example, 60% of mothers who worked 50 or more hours per week reported being satisfied or very satisfied with their work-life balance, compared with 69% of fathers.


The fact sheet, "Satisfaction with work-life balance: Fact sheet," is now available as part of the publication Spotlight on Canadians: Results from the General Social Survey (Catalogue number89-652-X). From the Browse by key resource module of our website, choose Publications.

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