Charts by Topic: Household activities

Average minutes per day men
   and women spent in household activities
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  • On an average day, women spent more than twice as much time preparing food and drink, almost three times as much time doing interior cleaning, and four times as much time doing laundry as did men. Men spent more than twice as much time doing activities related to lawn, garden and houseplants, and doing interior and exterior maintenance, repairs, and decoration as did women. (Data are from the 2013 survey).

Average hours per day men and women spent in various activities
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  • On an average day, women spent about 54 more minutes in household activities and 18 more minutes caring for household members than did men. (Data are from the 2013 survey).

Percent of respondents who did household activities on an average day
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  • On an average day, 19 percent of men reported doing housework—such as cleaning or doing laundry—compared with 49 percent of women. Forty-two percent of men did food preparation or cleanup activities versus 68 percent of women. (Data are from the 2013 survey).

 


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Last Modified Date: September 30, 2014