Exactly how much housework does a husband create?

Finally, I have some research to back my claim, ha!

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Having a husband creates an extra seven hours a week of housework for women, according to a University of Michigan study of a nationally representative sample of U.S. families.

For men, the picture is very different: A wife saves men from about an hour of housework a week.

The findings are part of a detailed study of housework trends, based on 2005 time-diary data from the federally-funded Panel Study of Income Dynamics, conducted since 1968 at the U-M Institute for Social Research (ISR).

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1 comment:

Janet Yanosko Elkins said...

Ha ha ha...I have to say I enjoyed this story quite a bit more than Brian did!