US women prefer help in the home to help at the office

Salary is the key concern of working mums in the US with the majority saying they would prefer help with household chores than an office assistant, according to a survey.

Salary is the key concern of working mums in the US with the majority saying they would prefer help with household chores than an office assistant, according to a survey.

The survey by iVillage and TODAY.com says eight out of 10 mums earn at least half of their household’s income. However, most still bear the brunt of housework. Seventy per cent would prefer help with domestic work over an office assistant.

Nearly 50 per cent of mums said the pressure of balancing work and home life left them feeling unhealthy and around 40 per cent felt they didn’t have enough time for their children.

Another survey by Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company showed that women still do the most housework, but that most undervalue what they do in the home. Both men and women valued their contribution to housework at $25,000, but women spent more time on every chore than men. The company says women are more likely to contribute around $34,000 to housework with men contributing just $19,000. Women with young children do even more and the company estimates their contribution at $45,000, although the women themselves only estimated it at $29,000.





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