Who Works More? Bridging the Divide

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I'd wager that there is no one who is married and employed who does not have a conversation--heck, an argument--with his or her spouse about who does more at home and at the office. Since women started moving into the workplace in large numbers in the 1970s, the accepted wisdom has been that women have had a "second shift"--that their workday is followed by much more labor at home. But Ruth Davis Konigsberg's cover story uses new research to show that the divide has narrowed, not because women are doing less but because men are doing more--at least, more than they've...

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