Fathers who work from home enjoy better health

Fathers who have sought advice for working from home are more likely to benefit from better health than those without flexible arrangements, new research has shown.

The Working for Fathers findings from Working Families and Lancaster University Management School determined that both physical and psychological health is better in men who work from home.

In addition, they were found to be less stressed and more committed to their employers than workers who permanently operate from an office.

Working Families chief executive Sarah Jackson emphasised that the more involved in family life that fathers are, the happier they generally tend to be.

"We welcome government proposals to increase parental leave for fathers and to extend the right to request flexible working to all employees," she added.

Research from the Trades Union Congress recently found that homeworking stalled while the UK was in recession.

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Published on: May 31, 2011

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