Saturday, April 5, 2008

NO! Really? I had no idea!

Having a husband creates an extra seven hours of housework each week for women, according to a new study. For men, tying the knot saves an hour of weekly chores.

"It's a well-known pattern," said lead researcher Frank Stafford, an economist at University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. "Men tend to work more outside the home, while women take on more of the household labor."

He points out individual differences among households exist. But in general, marriage means more housework for women and less for men. "And the situation gets worse for women when they have children," Stafford said.

3 comments:

Aunt Cheryl said...

I could have told them that YEARS ago:-)

Mom to 5...Daughter of the King said...

Another waste of dollars on an obvious survey. Although I think 7 hours is a low estimate ;)

Dawn said...

ONLY 7 hmmm, I think that study was done by a man! LOL