That’s the latest from a University of California, Irvine study, which found that mothers and fathers across western nations are spending more time with their kids than parents in the mid-1960s. And that finding came as a surprise. "According to economic theory, higher wages should discourage well-educated parents from foregoing work to spend extra time with youngsters," says study co-author Judith Treas, Ph.D. "Also, they have the money to pay others to care for their children."

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