Women do 2 more hours of housework daily than men

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A new study has found that women put in more time than men when it comes to keeping their homes in order.

Women in the United States spend two hours more each day cleaning, cooking, taking care of children and doing other unpaid work than men, according to a report by Oxfam and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

The study, which analyzes data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Time Use Survey, found that women aged 15 and older spend 5.7 hours daily doing housework and looking after kids and elders, while men in the same age range do so for 3.6 hours each day. That’s about 37% more time dedicated to keeping things running smoothly in the house.

Women ages 15-24 spend 54% more time on housework than men the same age and women ages 25-34 spend 51% more time on those chores.

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