ige Eight THE SUMMER DAILY Friday, August 10, 1973
'U 'studies time-use of women
Although technology has un-
doubtedly made housework eas-
ier, a University study shows
that non-employed women have
not decreased the time spent at
household work over the last
The basis of the study, made by
sociology Lecturer Joann Vanek,
is a series of time-use studies col-
lected between 1926 and 1965.
WHILE THE study showed that
there has been no decrease in
time spent in household work,
date indicated that within that
total allotment of household work
time, a shift has occured in the
way time is allocated among the
various kinds of household tasks.
The study shows a decline over
the years in the routine mainte-
nance aspects of household work,
cooking, and cleaning. At the
same time, a corresponding in-
crease has occured in time spent
on managerial or interpersonal
aspects of household work, that
is, family care, household man-
agement, shopping, and traveling.
In fact, the homemaker today
spends about eight hours a week
in aspects of housework that take
place outside the house.
Thus, while the homemaker has
not reduced the time she spends furnishings. Vanek believes these ute to family style in a different VANEK ALSO concludes that
in household work, Vanek says, activities define a life - style way from that of non-employed standards of household work are
she has clearly changed the defi- which give both the homemaker women, says Vanek. higher than they were earlier in
nition of what she does in the and her family a certain iden~ They contribute to family in- the century, and the time saved
hometity.come and sometime, if their jos y technology is devoted to tasks
Inean cotm, f hirjb that received little attention ear-
V A N E K interprets the roles In contrast to non-employed are prestigous, to their family's tier in the century.
oftemodern homemaker as on woman, employed women today social statis. Given these circum- Vnkasocnuddhta-
of theVanek also concluded that al-
of life-styles creation and main- spend considerably less time in stances, Vanek concludes, em-
tenance. Today a woman may household work. A difference be- ployed women are less likely g technological change has
useythe time saved rom routn tween the two types of women than non-employed women to use given women the opportunity to
useth tmesaedfrm ouin espend mr im tleisure ac-
household tasks to do gourmet persists even when adjustments is extensive household work as a tivities, the evidence indicates
cooking, to direct her children's made for number and age of chil- means of contributing to the fam- that they are putting their ener-
play, or to shop for household dren. Employed women contrib- ily life-style. gies into productive activities.
Uganda'#s Amin does it again
WASHINGTON (A') - President ergate episode, the $10 million ai- to my brother and colleague Pre- praise for President Nixon's fore-
Idi Amin of Uganda has sent a legedly spent on his personal sident Nixon, is another practical ign policy in general.
message to Cambodian Chief of houses and his vice president's in- example of my efforts in t11 a t "I wish to remind my brother
State Lon Nol criticizing the vestigation for possible criminal direction." Nixon how much I admire him
American Bombing policy in offenses. He may not, therefore, The message was broadcast to . . . And I have the greatest re-
Southeast Asia but calling Presi- have enough time to attend to Cambodia and monitored :n gard and respect for him. He has
dent Nixon 'our brother and col- details of what his-troops are do- Washington. done a wonderful job in the at-
league." ing in Cambodia." In a July 4 message to Nixon tainment and consolidation of
"You and I are aware," Ami AMIN ENDED the message by himself, Amin expressed condcl- world peace and understanding."
told Lon Nol, that our brother saying he had "repeatedly em- ences for the Watergate episole. Amin also said he was appeal-
and colleague President Nixon - phasized that it is my sincerest The State Department officially ing to Nixon that this work
emoment so many per- wish to improve the relations be- refused to accept that note, call- "should not be negated by the
has at them s a r- tween Uganda and the United ing it an unacceptable intrusion continuing presence of United
sonal problems such as the Wat- States and . . . on my part I am on domestic affairs. States of America troops in
doing all I can to achieve this IN SPITE of the criticism of Southeast Asia and bombings ...
hony Newley and Leslie Bricussg's .the Cambodian bombing Amms where innocent lives are being
adLle usses "This message, which is copied laced his message with words of lost."
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