The only job harder than being a parent could be that of a female parent.
According to a new Pew Research Center analysis of federal data, mothers report feeling more exhausted than fathers in categories of paid work, housework and child care. The study finds that mothers are spending more hours weekly than their husbands on a combination of responsibilities at home, with children, and in the work place.
“Time spent doing child care revealed the largest gap between fathers and mothers and feelings of exhaustion,” said report author Wendy Wang, a research associate at Pew. “Roles are changing but women are still shouldering the majority of housework and childcare – that is a fact.”
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