Millennial women are working more. But they’re still doing most of the housework

Younger women are working longer hours and earning more than ever before. But they're still carrying more of the burden at home.

ST. LOUIS – Younger women are working longer hours and getting paid more than ever before, but they’re still shouldering the responsibilities of housework.

The Pew Research Center found 78-percent of young adult women worked at least 50 weeks per year in 2017.

The median income for them also increased from around $37,000 to $39,000  between 2000 and 2017.

However, what apparently has not changed for women is their role at home.

The Bureau Of Labor Statistics found on an average day 49-percent of young women reported doing housework in 2017 compared to 19-percent of men.

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