According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 70 percent of moms with children under 18 participate in the workforce. Seventy-five percent of these women are employed full-time. So, for the majority of mothers, their workload is extra heavy
A new study commissioned by Welch’s Grape Fruit Juice revealed that if you add up the time the average working mom spends at her paid position and her duty at home, it totals to 98 hours per week, Working Mother reports. That’s equal to, if not more than, the weekly hours dedicated to two full-time positions. Two!
The study reportedly consisted of 2,000 American women with children ranging from ages 5 to 12. Results found that the average mom starts her busy day around 6:23 a.m. and doesn’t finish with job or family-related duties until about 8:31 p.m. That’s a whopping 14-hour shift, plus Moms are always on call.
As of 2015, working moms still take on the bulk of household chores, especially when it comes to childcare, reports a study by the Working Mother Research Institute. Despite the fact that dads are shouldering more household duties nowadays, the results also showed that, as CNBC related, “being the family’s primary earner doesn’t lighten the load for women.” http://bit.ly/2viRiVv