Friday, April 25, 2008

Who does more housework?

Don't miss this morning's Marketplace Morning Report interview with Frank Stafford, an economist at the University of Michigan, Who does more housework?
Frank Stafford: Well, the new finding actually is we looked back to 1996, where we had single women, single men living on their own, had never been married before. And then as you go forward 10 years to 2005, some of the women had gotten married and their housework went up from about 9.5 hours a week to 16 hours a week. But what's different is that if you look at the young men, the bachelors had gotten married, their house work went by up about 2.5 hours.
Stafford: Yeah. There is a little bit of a bias. Men tend to report more housework hours than they do when you get a better measure of their housework.
Listen to the whole story, or read the transcript in the link above.

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