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Main parenting problems in Italy 2018, by gender

The main difficulty faced by working parents in Italy in 2018 concerned the long working hours. In particular, the difficulties were related to the obstacles faced in taking care of children and other family members, such as disabled people or elderly relatives. The gender comparison reveals that the second main parenting problem of mothers was their work shifts, as indicated by 6.4 percent of women. Moreover, the hard and demanding job was the second main struggle for working fathers in the conciliation between labor and family-life.
In Italy, 20.6 percent of women living in the South had never worked in order to take care of their children.

Main difficulties faced by parents in taking care of their children and other family members in Italy in 2018, by gender

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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period


Age group

18-64 years

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