More wives outearning their husbands


The number of women earning more than their husbands had gradually been rising for years.

Julee Schirmacher has found herself in a spot that has become familiar to many families over the past few years since her husband was laid off last fall. She works full-time for a marketing company and, for now, her husband stays home and takes care of the couple’s two kids, ages 5 and 2.

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Study: Husbands Create 7 Hours of Extra Housework a Week

Study: Husbands Ceate 7 Hours of Extra Housework a Week

For married women who can’t figure out why they always have so much housework researchers may have the answer — husbands.

A new study from the University of Michigan shows that having a husband creates an extra seven hours of extra housework a week for women. But a wife saves her husband from an hour of chores around the house each week.

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