Are women spending more time on unpaid domestic work than men in Canada? - ARCHIVED

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Data from the General Social Survey confirm what most working age Canadians probably already know; that is, they are working longer hours either on the job or at home on unpaid domestic chores.

In 2005, for example, people between the ages of 25 and 54, the years when women and men are both most likely to be part of the paid work force and raising families, spent about 9 hours per day on all work activities, including paid and unpaid work. This compared with slightly over 8 hours per day nearly 20 years ago in 1986.

Issue Number: 2008001
Author(s): Lindsay, Colin

Main Product: Matter of Fact

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