Parental Time Use

Date Childcare Housework Paid Work
1965 10.2 31.9 8.4
1975 8.6 23.6 14.9
1985 8.4 20.4 18.8
1995 9.6 18.9 23.4
2000 12.6 18.6 22.8
2005 13.6 18.1 20.7
2010 13.5 17.4 21.2
2011 13.5 17.8 21.4
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Since 1965, mothers have almost tripled the amount of paid work they do each week, but they still lag fathers who work, on average, 37 hours a week. Meanwhile, fathers have increased their housework and child care time, but still only do about half of what mothers do. Read more.