Percent of men and women engaged in household activities, 2009
June 29, 2010
On an average day, 85 percent of women and 67 percent of men spent some time doing household activities such as housework, cooking, lawn care, or financial and other household management.
Twenty percent of men did housework—such as cleaning or doing laundry—on an average day, compared with 51 percent of women. Forty percent of men did food preparation or cleanup, compared with 68 percent of women.
In addition, 12 percent of men did lawn and garden care on an average day, compared with 7 percent of women; 16 percent of men were in engaged in household management, while 22 percent of women were engaged in that activity.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Percent of men and women engaged in household activities, 2009 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20100629.htm (visited March 23, 2017).
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