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Despite working, housework is a woman's job

Despite working, housework is a woman's job

Working women do significantly more household chores than men

Housework is apparently still a woman's job - although more and more women are now working as men. This is the result of a joint study by the Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung and the University of Wuppertal. According to this, women would continue to do three quarters of the housework and spend an average of 2.3 hours a day.

Proportion of working women has increased significantly in the past 20 years The proportion of working women has increased significantly in recent years. Nevertheless, the topic of "housework" still seems to concern women. As the Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, together with the University of Wuppertal, has now found out in a study, women now take over three quarters of the household chores, which would hardly mean a change in retrospect over the past 20 years: “Accordingly, the proportion women working on housework, from 1992 to 2011 only from 82 to 75%. Different working time models hardly seem to play a role in this: While the proportion of women working full-time fell from 78 to 67%, it decreased for women working part-time in a similar order of magnitude from 87 to 77%, "according to the Institute for Economic Research.

The more share of household income, the less share of the household. According to the institute, the amount of time that women invest in the household has become somewhat less. For example, 20 years ago women would have worked an average of 2.5 hours a day in the household, whereas today “only” 2.3 hours. For men, on the other hand, the average housework time rose by almost 10 minutes to 0.8 hours a day. As the study further shows, the more time spent on household chores, the greater the share of household income - with no major differences between the sexes. It can therefore be assumed that an increasing income and a larger proportion of full-time employment among women could lead to a further decrease in the proportion of household chores. (No)

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