Is the balance of housework between partners changing during the pandemic?

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Maureen Perry-Jenkins, PBS faculty member and director of the Center for Research on Families, comments in an article reporting results from the American Family Survey on the changing balance of housework between male and female partners since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey found that men perceive that they're doing more housework and childcare, but women think their male partners are overestimating their increased contribution. Perry-Jenkins says men have been able to silo their work from their home life better than women. 

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