July 24, 2006

Sharing housework

"When men do housework, it's most likely to be in the kitchen and least likely to be washing and ironing.
Women cook in 78% of cases and men in 23%; men and women share the cooking in 16%. Women do the washing and ironing in about four-fifths of households. Men wield the vacuum-cleaner once a week, while many women do so every, or every second, day."

[Source: "How women, men and machines will divide up the housework", Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute]

6 comments:

claudinho said...

very interesting findings. thanks for sharing

Clay Parker Jones said...

Are men just less inclined to stay neat?

Or is there something to biological inclinations?

Or is it random?

Andrew said...

Isn't it a hangover from the previous generation? Subconsciously, we still have the picture of the female homemaker. Men do as little as they can get away with - and the cooking is more interesting while the Hoover is easy.

Anonymous said...

How do you feel to know that you have some readers from Italy?
Very, very nice blog and work.

Have a nice day ;)

hairy legs in stocks said...

eheheh yes cooking is more interesting and creative, also men still think that cleaning, dusting and ironing is not very manly ... and it's dull as f*"#

aboutblank said...

I love doing the wash. It reminds me of some of my early chemistry classes.

aj