A Few Notes on Marriage and Housework
- Thursday, 06 September 2007
… A very interesting study, just out, found that for every $7500 increase in a women’s salary, she reduces her household chores by 1 hour per week. And did you know that research suggests that women find men who do housework more sexually attractive than men who don’t? And that, on average, in the dual-career couple, women do approximately 80% of all housework and childcare? The good news: In happy marriages, both partners can learn, over time, to share the chores (or at least perceive they are sharing). Grab a broom, honey.
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