New York (AP) It appears that american men aren't the slackers they used to be when it comes to housework and child care, but they still don't pull their weight.
That's according to a new report by the council on contemporary families that summarizes several recent studies on family dynamics.
One study finds that men's contribution to housework has doubled over the past four decades. Another finds that men have tripled the time they spend caring for their children in the same time span.
A psychologist says sharing housework can lead to a happier marriage and more frequent sex. He says if a woman feels stressed out because the house is a mess and the guy's sitting on the couch while she's vacuuming, “that's not going to put her in the mood.”