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In the past fifteen to twenty years there has been a sex-role revolution in the United States The typical American family with the husband at work and the wife at home with the children is no longer the typical American family With close to 50 percent of all married women with children now working outside the home the typical family now represents less than 20 percent of all American households The role of women has changed but not yet the role for men It is obvious that a dual-career marriage apparently means a marriage in which the wife has two jobs The workload that mothers have taken on can result in unhealthy stress levels and lead to other illnesses The division of labor in the household has not changed significantly over the last fifteen years even though wives have careers outside the home In fact men whose wives are employed outside the home typically spend little more time on housework than men whose wives are not employed Women have become overburdened with these second shift responsibilities and it is time for men to start contributing to the domestic duties Many mothers start their day as early as 5 am to get their children dressed fed and off to school or day care before they report to their own jobs After putting in an eight hour day and in many cases considerably more the working mother must rush home to relieve the babysitter or pick up her kids from daycare In addition many children are involved in extra-curricular activities and this too consumes a considerable amount of time On top of this a mother must provide nutritious meals for her family clean the house do the laundry and help with homework In an article by Lynn Norment The trials and triumphs of working mothers she writes that many working mothers acknowledge that they simply dont have enough time in their lives to accommodate both career and
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