Tuesday, June 17, 2008

in favor of part time work for all

Interesting article in the NYtimes: When Mom and Dad Share It All. Not much time to comment on it, as I work full time, and have far too many errands to run while at home (and I'm not a parent!), but a couple of points I found especially interesting. The article talks about men holding part time jobs - very inspiring, since if men can get away with it, surely, I as a women can too...And a quote regarding division of labor:
“And the most sadly comic data is from my own research,” he adds, which show that in married couples “where she has a job and he doesn’t, and where you would anticipate a complete reversal, even then you find the wife doing the majority of the housework.”