For High-Earning Women, Motherhood Can Mean Even More Housework

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By Trish Rooney A new study published in the journal Work, Employment and Society has found that even when new mothers out-earn their husbands, they still do more housework. In an interview for The Washington Post, Joanna Syrda, author of the research and professor at the University of Bath School of Management, said that “parenthood seems to have that traditionalizing effect.” Syrda’s hypothesis is that when women become the higher earner, the gendered effect is that they take on more housework and parenting responsibilities to compensate, or “correct,” in order to be in line with traditional…

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