June 27, 2008
On an average day in 2007, 83 percent of women and 66 percent of men spent some time doing household activities, such as housework, cooking, lawn care, or financial and other household management.
On the days that they did household activities, women spent an average of 2.7 hours on such activities, while men spent 2.2 hours.
On an average day, 20 percent of men did housework—such as cleaning or doing laundry—compared with 52 percent of women. Thirty-seven percent of men did food preparation or cleanup compared with 64 percent of women.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Household activities in 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/jun/wk4/art05.htm (visited August 21, 2014).
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