The typical American father spends more than twice as much time doing housework as his dad did in 1965 and logs almost three times more hours on child care. Because of difficult economic times, he works five fewer hours every week than his father did.Bring back the nuclear family? It's for the children!
Mothers are enjoying no picnic either. They spend 14 hours a week on child care, twice as much as dads, according to a study released today by Pew Research Center. Moms are devoting an average of 21 hours at work, compared with the eight hours their mothers spent. They spend 18 hours on weekly household chores, down from 32 hours in 1965 while still almost double the 10 hours run up by dads.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Contemporary parents, working harder than ever for less: