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Time Factors in the Business of Homemaking in Rural Rhode Island

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A summary of the work of the rural Rhode Island homemakers whose records have been studied shows an average working day of 7 hours and 45 minutes in household activities. It should be remembered when comparing it with outside work that this is a 7-day per week schedule. A comparison with the figures quoted by Richardson 5 from a similar survey of…

Time Expenditures on Homemaking Activities in 183 Vermont Farm Homes

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The time spent on homemaking activities during a summer week on 183 farms in Chittenden County, Vermont, averaged 82 ½ hours.

The housewives contributed an average of 6454 hours, or 78 percent of all homemaking time. They spent 3 5 or more hours on homemaking activities in 96 percent of the cases. Their homemaking hours for the week ranged…

The Use of Time by Farm Women

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The object of this investigation was to study the present use of time by homemakers, in order to further the more efficient management of time and to provide a greater amount of leisure. The University of Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station, with this purpose in view, made a survey of the use of time by Idaho homemakers, using the plans and…

The Use of Time in Farm Homes

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How much time do farm people spend in the work of making a living and providing for the future, and how much in recreation, education, mere idleness, or in positively harmful practices? Nobody can give entirely satisfactory answers, but this bulletin attempts to throw some light on the problems involved. It presents part of the data gathered in a…

Housewife's Time Has Varying Money Value on Different Tasks

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To many a housewife of a generation ago the idea that her time had a money value would have seemed absurd. But the modern home maker takes it quite for granted. In this day of ready-made clothing, baker's bread, and commercial canning and laundering, she is accustomed to deciding whether to spend her time on a household task or to spend the family…

Home Maker's Time May Be Economized by Use of Schedule

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In spite of all we hear about the leisure of modern women, the home maker on the farm still has plenty to do and a little over. So many demands, in fact, are made upon her time that she often has the sense of being driven by her work--of trying in vain to "catch up" with all she has to do.

Women on Farms Average 63 Hours' Work Weekly in Survey of 700 Homes

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There is much talk nowadays about the housewife with too much leisure. But as far as the farm woman is concerned, this is not yet a very troublesome problem. Of her the old saying still has significance: "Man works from sun to sun, but woman's work is never done."

Instructions for Study of Use of Time by Homemakers

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The record should cover a period of one week (7 consecutive days including Sunday). Choose a week which will be typical of your daily and weekly activities, not one in which you are doing something unusual, as papering the house, which interferes greatly with your daily and weekly routine.

Instructions for Study of Use of Time by Homemakers

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The record should cover a period of one week (7 consecutive days including Sunday). Choose a week which will be typical of your daily and weekly activities, not one in which you are doing something unusual, as papering the house, which interferes greatly with your daily and weekly routine.

Instructions for Study of Use of Time by Homemakers

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The record should cover a period of one week (7 consecutive days including Sunday). Choose a week which will be typical of your daily and weekly activities, not one in which you are doing something unusual which interferes greatly with your daily and weekly routine, as papering the house.

The Time Costs of Homemaking: A Study of 1,500 Rural and Urban Households

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The occupation of homemaking ranks first of all, in terms of the number of workers. According to the 1940 Census, 29 million persons were engaged in homemaking, compared with only 10 million in the next largest occupational group, manufacturing. Interest in the amount and kind of tasks performed by these workers has prompted a number of studies of…

Research on Time Spent in Homemaking: An Annotated List of References

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This list of references includes studies of time spent in homemaking in the United States. It includes only research published since 1945, with one exception. This earlier study (listed as the first item because it preceded the others in time) is included because it is still widely referred to, and has been used both as a pattern and as a base of…

Daily Time Record of Homemaker

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Each small space between the hours on the "clock" represents five minutes. Begin this day's record by drawing a line on "A. M. clock" from outer to inner circles at time of arising. At end of time given to the next activity draw another line, and in space between lines describe this activity. Continue in this way changing to "P. M. clock" at noon…