Canadians postpone sleep and children for career

November 17, 2007

New research by the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University finds that half of Canadians are postponing or forgoing children because of work-related stress.  "Family-friendly" support policies are disappearing as employers shift the responsibility of work-life balance onto employees -- resulting in employees losing sleep, working harder, sacrificing social lives, and having fewer children. Employees who took advantage of family-friendly policies were less likely to advance.