How housewives spend their time

Women spend more time doing unpaid work

Eat. According to a study, women still spend significantly more time than men on unpaid housework and childcare. Even on Sundays, women do significantly more unpaid work, report the newspapers of the “Funke Mediengruppe” from a recent study by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW). Men work more hours than women.

According to the study, the total volume of paid and unpaid work on weekdays is around eleven hours each for men and women. Women did more unpaid work, men more paid work. On Sundays, women would do an average of 1.5 hours more unpaid work than men.

In addition, women would mostly take on regular household chores, such as laundry, picking up the children or running errands, it said. Men, on the other hand, performed less frequent and more irregular tasks such as mowing the lawn or drilling.

According to the study, women in couple households without children spend twice as much time on weekdays cooking, cleaning and washing clothes as their male partners, as the Funke newspapers further reported. In couples whose youngest child is up to six years old, women spend three times as much time on these activities. Agencies / nd

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