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Home Research & publications 2018 Modern Families Index full report

2018 Modern Families Index full report

The Modern Families Index is the most comprehensive survey of how working families manage the balance between work and family life in the UK. 2,761 working parents across the UK responded with at least one dependent child aged 13 or under. The sample comprised 1,304 fathers and 1,457 mothers spread equally across 12 regions of the UK including Scotland and Wales.

The report covers:

  • Families in the UK
  • Working time
  • Finances
  • Care and childcare
  • Combing work and childcare
  • Work life priorities and choices
  • The workplace and employer support for family life

An overview of key findings is also available in our summary report.

Download the publication PDF