Study reveals women work more than men in one week - – Rockford’s News Leader

Study reveals women work more than men in one week


Women, if you feel like you're trying to do it all, you may be right! A new study says women work more hours than men although many don't get paid for it.

So we took to the store to see what people think and if they agree once they know. The widest response from men and women was that women work more.

Those who think that, are right.

A new study finds while men work longer hours at paid jobs, women do a lot more cooking, cleaning and child-rearing.

And when both paid and unpaid work are combined, it's women who put in the longest hours.

Researchers found in 22 out of 28 developed countries studied, women work longer hours than men every week. And in all countries tracked, women did a majority of the housework.

The biggest difference was in Italy, where women work an average of 11 hours more per week than men, including family and household duties.

Here in the U.S., men and women work a nearly equal number of hours, about 50 per week. But once again, women take much more of the household burden. They average 33 hours a week at jobs, and more than 17 hours working around the house.

The study was conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

"Even though there's a greater equality in terms of time and homemaking experiences, women are still spending twice as much time with their children in direct contact as their fathers," said Psychology Prof. Elaine Sharpe, Rockford University.

Sharpe says this could be due to work schedules.

"Mom may be working earlier hours to be home closer to the after school hour. Dad may be shifting and taking the kids to school and then not being there in the evenings so mom has a greater amount of time available to spend with the kids."

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