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An Extra Three Months

Women who never have children enjoy the equivalent of an extra three months a year in leisure time, says Susan Lang, author of Women Without Children. If that figure seems high, remember that the average mother spends 3.5 more hours a week doing housework than would a woman without children, plus 11 hours a week on child-related activities. This adds up to an additional 754 hours of work every year'the equivalent of three months of 12-hour, 5-day work weeks.

Signs of the Times, May, 1992, p. 6