When both parents are employed, mothers still take on significantly more child-care duties than fathers do, according to a new study out of Ohio State University. The study was based on time diaries of 182 middle-class couples in which both parents worked. When the children were 9 months old, on an average work day, the mothers spent 70 percent of their time outside of work performing some sort of child-care task, versus less than 50 percent of time for the dads. The results showed that moms spent more time even after excluding breast-feeding and pumping from the time tally.
They arrive from every corner of Oregon — and even from across the country — on a remote gravel road just outside the Mount Jefferson Wilderness. Thirty cars line the small parking area at Whitewater Trailhead 68 miles east of Salem, their owners stepping into the bright sunlight on a recent Saturday wearing hiking boots and carrying backpacks for a journey into one of the… ... more