Speed Reading — Level 2 — 100 wpm 

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Research says that husbands do not help enough around the house. A study from an American university says it is rare for men to do an equal share of housework. Researchers looked at 182 working couples. Both partners worked the same number of hours in full-time jobs. Men did five hours a week less housework after their baby was born, even though both parents worked the same number of hours in their job. They spent this time helping with the baby.

Becoming a parent added about 21 hours per week to a mother's work. Most of this was looking after her baby. New fathers did not do extra work because they did not realise the mother was doing so much more. Another reason is that after a baby is born, fathers follow the 'traditional' roles in society, where the mother looks after the baby and the father works. This happens even when the mother is working the same number of hours in her job.

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