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Even in ‘conservative’ West Germany, four fifths of mothers work

Even in ‘conservative’ West Germany, four fifths of mothers work | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A study of 500 couples shows that only a fifth (21%) of couples born between 1956 and 1965 in 'conservative West Germany' followed the traditional model of having a stay-at-home mum and a male breadwinner as their children grew up. 

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Centre for Time Use Research based at the University of Oxford

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Chore survey - why do women put up with doing the lion's share?

Chore survey - why do women put up with doing the lion's share? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Mumsnet's recent chore survey found that mothers do the vast majority of household tasks even when they're employed outside the home - and that 66% wouldn't want more help from their partner. Here, Ingrid Kirkegaard asks why
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Why is everyone so busy?

Why is everyone so busy? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The predictions sounded like promises: in the future, working hours would be short and vacations long. “Our grandchildren”, reckoned John Maynard Keynes in 1930, would work around "three hours a day" - and probably only by choice.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Centre for Time Use Research

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