American women are working more but “overwork” is holding them back

In The News

by Natacha Larnaud

Since 1977, women have picked up five more weeks of paid full-time work a year, a new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research found. For moms, it’s even more: 300 hours more per year, or more than seven weeks. Mothers, however, work fewer hours than women who don’t have kids.

Sarah Holder, author of The Toll of Parenting on the American Woman’s Workweek, told CBSN that even though women are working more hours, “they are not more likely to be working as a working mother.”

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