Women's second shift is a term coined by Arlie Russell Hothschild in reference to the often ignored work that women do at home along with time spent in paid employment. As an example, employed mothers now work an average of 76-89 hours per week, counting paid labor, housework, and child care. Take note however, this estimate is only for white married couples so the inclusion of minority women would probably increase this number since they are more likely to do more work outside the home and to hold more than one job.

The statistic above is from The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure by Juliet B. Schorr

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