Email Print Share

News From the Field

Exactly How Much Housework Does a Husband Create?

April 3, 2008

This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.

Husbands create an extra seven hours a week of housework for wives, according to a new University of Michigan study. But wives save men from about an hour of housework a week. The findings are part of a detailed study of housework trends, based on 2005 time-diary data from a National Science Foundation-funded panel study of income dynamics. The University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research has conducted the panel study since 1968. Full Story

University of Michigan

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2018, its budget is $7.8 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 50,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

mail icon Get News Updates by Email 

Useful NSF Web Sites:
NSF Home Page:
NSF News:
For the News Media:
Science and Engineering Statistics:
Awards Searches: