20% of fathers spend gless than 30 minutesh with their children on weekdays.
With regard to time spent with the children on weekdays, 54.0% of the mothers spend g6 hours or moreh with their children. On the other hand, 28.7% of fathers spend gfrom 2 up to 4 hours,h 23.5% spend gfrom 1 up to 2 hoursh and 21.2% spend gless than 30 minutesh with their children.
Compared to the results of the 2nd survey (child at 18 months old), the proportion of mothers spending g6 hours or moreh has dropped from 74.6% to 54.0%. While a decreasing number of fathers spend 2 hours or more, the number of those spending less than 2 hours is on the increase.
There was no major change, among both fathers and mothers, in the time spent with their children on holidays (Table 7).
Table 7 Parentsf time spent with their children
|5th survey||2nd survey||5th survey||2nd survey||5th survey||2nd survey||5th survey||2nd survey|
|Less than 30 minutes||0.2||0.2||21.2||15.7||0.2||0.1||1.5||0.9|
|From 30 up to 60 minutes||0.6||0.6||14.0||12.5||0.2||0.2||1.5||1.6|
|From 1 up to 2 hours||2.6||1.5||23.5||21.4||0.7||0.5||4.0||3.6|
|From 2 up to 4 hours||14.6||8.8||28.7||33.2||2.6||1.9||9.3||8.8|
|From 4 up to 6 hours||25.8||11.6||8.6||11.9||4.8||4.0||12.6||14.0|
|6 hours or more||54.0||74.6||1.6||2.2||88.9||90.4||68.0||67.6|
|Note:||The figures for gmotherh are based on the total responses of children living with their mothers (total number of mothers: 38,810) and gfatherh is based
on the total responses of those living with their fathers (total number of fathers: 36,733) at the times of the 2nd and 5th surveys.