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Families Struggle to Share Duties at Home

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Families Struggle to Share Duties at Home

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Families Struggle to Share Duties at Home

Families Struggle to Share Duties at Home

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One of the most important changes in the later half of the 20th century has been the increase in working mothers and the amount of child care and housework performed by fathers has sharply increased. How are parents managing to spend more time with their children, despite working longer hours?

Guest:

Melissa Milkie, associate professor of sociology at University of Maryland; one of the report's authors