When it comes to household chores, taking care of kids, and even helping out friends, Canadian women are putting in more work than men. This according to Statistics Canada.
“Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report” reveals that Canadian women spent more time per day than men on tasks like housework (2.8 hours a day versus 1.9), and childcare (2.3 hours per day versus 1.4 hours per day), in 2015.
The report’s findings indicate that women worked 7.8 hours a day in 2015, while men worked 7.6 hours a day.
And while women spent an average of 1.5 hours a day more on unpaid work, men spent 1.3 hours more a day on paid work.
Also, women still do more parenting, says Statistics Canada.
Its 2010 data shows that 76.1 per cent of mothers with children 16 or under, performed childcare duties during their day, compared to 56.7 per cent of fathers.
Women are also spending more time on household chores, but times are changing …
Men are catching up to women when it comes to chores.
The last 30 years have seen women’s time on household chores decrease by 42 minutes a day, and men’s time increase by about 24 minutes a day.
*Housework refers to a wide range of chores geared toward maintaining household members, their home and property, as well as their vehicles. Gender specialization in housework — that is, women and men performing different household tasks — contributes to the gender gap in time spent on housework, as women tend to do tasks that are routine and repetitive, such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, and shopping, while men do tasks that are more episodic, such as taking out the garbage, house and car repairs, mowing the lawn, and gardening. ~Statistics Canada