The enduring inequality of who does most chores at home is an often unspoken issue that has a huge impact on all our lives. Wherever you live in the world, we’d like to hear your experiences of housework. (Editor’s note: it’s okay to moan …)
Many of us profess to be worried about the lack of equality and fairness in the world around us – yet scientists are shedding new light on an enduring inequality in our own homes: how couples, friends and families divide up the housework.
A recent study in Australia found that women there spend almost twice as much time on housework as men do. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) discovered that women on average take two hours and 52 minutes out off their day to do housework, while men spend one hour and 37 minutes per day.