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Marisa Young with a group of students

Marisa Young helps stressed-out families with work-life balance

When you ask Marisa Young about her research, she tells you about the nurse.

Mar 26, 2020

“She’s a nurse. He drives a taxi,” Young begins. “He works days; she works nights so she can take care of the kids in the day. By the time she gets home from her night shift, she’s so tired, she ends up falling asleep before her husband gets up. They don’t see much of each other.

“That’s their life. Day in, day out.”

While the nurse and cabbie are an extreme example, Young says the average working family in Canada has normalized a high level of stress, trying to balance the demands of work and family life.

To read the full story about Marisa Young's research, visit the Brighter World website.