Good news first: the discrepancy between the amount of time men and women spend on housework has been shrinking steadily since the 1960s. In 1965, according to Liana Sayer of the University of Maryland, the average American woman spent over four hours a day on housework while the average man spent just over 30 minutes (!).
But, "women's daily housework dropped by one hour and 45 minutes between 1965 and 2012, falling from four hours a day to less than two-and-a half hours a day," Sayer writes. Over the same period, the amount of time men spend on housework tripled. That increase in men's work came primarily from incre...
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