Boys act out when dads work too long

Boys whose fathers work long hours can display delinquent and aggressive behaviour, according to a longitudinal study that used data of more than 1000 children in Western Australia.

With girls seemingly unaffected by their fathers working 55 hours or more per week, the study also found that, by comparison, working hours of mothers had little impact on children.

Child behaviour was measured in kids at the ages of five, eight and ten. Researchers are calling for further investigation into the relationship between parental work hours and children’s behavioural problems.

Read more at Social Science Research Center Berlin