University of Maryland Sociology in TIME

Chore Wars,” the cover story of the August 8, 2011 issue of TIME by Ruth Davis Konigsberg, features the research of John Robinson, Suzanne Bianchi, Liana Sayer, Beth Mattingly, Annette Lareau, and Paul England.  Following is an abstract for the article:

“The article focuses on the paid and unpaid workloads of husbands and wives in dual-income U.S. households in 2011.  It states that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that in 2010, married and childless men and women who worked full time had a combined total of paid and unpaid work such as chores of a little over eight hours, while those with children had women working 20 minutes more combined paid and unpaid work than men.  It comments on the pressure that men feel with managing the responsibilities of family and work and mentions that companies make fewer accommodations for new fathers than mothers.  It talks about gender inequalities that persist in high-quality leisure time with women often needing to combine leisure time and child care.”


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