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Sayer outlines spousal work-share trends

Men are spending more of their time on chores. Women are spending less — but it’s still much more than men, reports Washington Post

In a Washington Post story by Christopher Ingraham Faculty Associate and Director of the University of Maryland Time Use Laboratory Liana Sayer outlines the closing discrepancy between men and women doing housework. “women’s daily housework dropped by one hour and 45 minutes between 1965 and 2012, falling from four hours a day to less than 2½ hours a day,” Sayer writes. Over the same period, the amount of time men spend on housework tripled, Ingraham noted.

Women joining the labor force; men's innate relative slovenliness considered factors.

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