Study: Couples Benefit from Splitting Child Care Duties

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In a study of 487 heterosexual couples who split child care duties, researchers found that these couples have higher quality relationships and sex lives than those who don’t, according to new research presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

They also looked at each couple’s relationship quality (as indicated by relationship satisfaction and relationship conflict), sexual frequency and quality of sex life.

The researchers found that when women were responsible for most or all of the child care, men and women reported lower quality relationships and sex lives compared to couples that split child care responsibilities.

Learn more at scholarworks.gsu.edu (search for “division of child care”).

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