Female doctors’ working hours drop significantly if they have children, while male doctors work longer hours once they become a parent in a phenomenon dubbed the ‘carer effect’ by new Australian research. In dual-doctor households, female doctors cut their working hours by an even larger margin after becoming a parent, while the working hours of ...
‘Carer effect’ of parenting impacts female doctors most, study shows
By Megan Howe
12 Jan 2021