THE ELUSIVE 50/50 DIVISION OF LABOR

Anne Tergesen

I’m no Don Imus. But I’m about to say something a broad segment of the population—working dads—may find objectionable, if not politically incorrect. O.K., here goes: Why is it that in most families—I can’t think of a single exception right now—it is the moms who take primary responsibility for organizing the household and the kids? As those of us who perform this function well know, it’s necessary, but time consuming and thankless (when was the last time anyone thanked you for doing due diligence on summer camps or buying new vacuum bags?).

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