Unquestioned arrogation of household duties by women
Obligation of women to care for family Unequal division of housework
According to 1993 surveys, working women in Canada or in France spend, on average, over four hours a day doing unpaid work at home, twice as much as men. A 1998 survey in the USA stated that working mothers do about 20 hours of housework a week, as compared to 30 hours in the 1970s, while working fathers do about 10 hours of housework a week, as compared to 5 hours in the 1970s.
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