How much is unpaid domestic work worth?
In many parts of the world, women are expected to be the chief caregivers for the household, basically performing a full-time job at no pay — and they are often undervalued. But what if women were paid for all the hours they spend caring for children and taking care of their homes? We calculate how much they would earn based on US data. See how the data apply to your life.
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Compare your results with other mothers
This chart compares the time you spend on household activities and caring for your children with how the average American mother in a similar situation (employed full-time, part-time or full-time caregiver, and with children 6 to 17 or below 6) spends her time. The numbers are average data for the combined years 2009 to 2013 from the American Time Use Survey
What about American fathers?
American fathers generally spend less time than their partners doing housework and caring for children. These two charts show the time spent for both spouses with kids in different age groups. Unfortunately, the American Time Use Survey
does not include data from fathers who are employed part-time or full-time caregivers.