Musick studies family change with a focus on how it relates to social inequality and the well-being of family members. Current projects address questions about couples' work and earnings following first birth and the gendered nature of parenting both in the U.S. and cross-nationally. Musick is an International Collaborator at Stockholm University's Linnaeus Center for Social Policy and Family Dynamics in Europe (SPaDE).
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Argues that although parents tend to enjoy time with their children, mothers report less happiness, more stress, and greater fatigue in time with children than fathers, due largely to their disproportionate share of basic and solo caregiving, as well as their lower quality sleep and leisure.