Division of domestic duties hasn’t changed in more than a decade

July 01, 20151 minute read

The good news about the impact of working mothers on children is partially balanced by a study showing women still do the majority of the work around the house. A Bloomberg Business article contends that an underlying reason for the disparity between men and women in C-Suite roles is based on what happens at home.

The study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests women are often in a double bind because they now make up almost half of the U.S. labor force, and in four out of 10 households with children, women are the sole or primary breadwinner, yet the percentage of housework done by women has barely changed since 2003.

book_i_knowThe article also quotes Laura Vanderekam, author of I Know How She Does it, who says that women with high-powered jobs navigate around the double-glass-ceiling issue by ”outsourcing the grunt work.”