Researcher Featured in Globe and Mail

May 09, 2010 - In the News

Margo Hilbrecht of U of G's Centre for Families, Work and Well-Being was featured in Saturday's Globe and Mail discussing her research on how mothers benefit from flexible work hours.

Hilbrecht, who is following up her PhD research with a post-doc on working mothers with school-aged children, found that mothers who have control over the start and end of their workday feel healthier, do more physical activity, get more sleep, take more leisure time for themselves and watch less television.

Her findings are based on an in-depth analysis of time use among parents of school-aged children compiled from the Statistics Canada General Social Survey.

She will present her findings on mothers with flexible work hours May 28 and 29 at the Canadian Association for Work and Health Research Conference in Toronto.

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