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Hofferth contributes to 'Generationally Perpetuated' story

Gender patterns start in childhood

Writing in the New York Times, Claire Cain Miller reports on studies that indicate that the pattern of paying women less than men for the same work starts very early in life. "Although there are a few signs that the gap is shrinking, a variety of data shows that girls still spend more time on household chores than boys do. They are also paid less than boys for doing chores and have smaller allowances," she writes.

Cain Miller refers to a Data Point by Faculty Associates Fran Goldscheider and Sandra Hofferth published in the PAA newsletter recently and quotes Dr. Hofferth: “Being involved with the household from a young age is how most children learn these skills. Progressives believed that they were training their boys for greater involvement in the home. However, we do not see any evidence that the gap in household work has declined.”

See the complete New York Times article

Also reported by CBS Baltimore