How to raise a family with American caregiving and childcare
The American family caregiving model is an ideal for both workers and families, but it can also create problems for women.
The current model, which relies heavily on men, is also not helping to foster healthy and happy marriages.
A new study from researchers at the University of Toronto finds that American families are less likely to adopt the caregiving models that women want.
The researchers used data from a randomised controlled trial to investigate the impact of a number of family care and childcare models on the marriage and family life of 2,500 couples in the United States.
In addition to using data from the survey, the study also analysed data from 2,000 couples in Canada.
In the study, researchers found that the American family caring model is more associated with poorer marital quality, lower levels of emotional support, less involvement in the work force and lower levels in relationships.
In Canada, the Canadian family care model is associated with higher levels of happiness and well-being.
However, in the US, a large majority of couples in this study were married and had been together for two years or less.
In Canada, those with a stable partner are also more likely to have an extended relationship.
A majority of those surveyed, though, chose the American model, and the researchers found a higher divorce rate among those who chose the Canadian model.
According to the researchers, this study adds to a growing body of research showing that American family and caregiving is more prevalent among younger, less educated and less educated couples.
It may also provide some insights into the future of American family structures, which are being increasingly seen as less likely than Canadian ones to be supportive of traditional gender roles.
The authors write that although American families may be more likely than other cultures to adopt caregiving, this model is not conducive to healthy marriages.
The study found that, for example, a partner who is married and has a child, has more opportunities to have children and less financial resources to care for them, than a partner with a partner living alone or with a child in care.
It is also important to note that many American couples with American families do not adopt these traditional family models because they find that the model is too restrictive.
The authors suggest that women are more likely today to choose a caring family than a traditional one.
This research was carried out by researchers at UTS.