This past year has been a struggle for all of us, but it’s been particularly hard on women, with a new study suggesting gals’ household duties have nearly doubled in the last 12 months.
A new survey finds:
- 47% of women say they feel pressure to “do it all” in their household.
- This time last year, the average woman said they were responsible for seven household duties.
- But since lockdowns began, they have taken on an additional six new responsibilities.
- They have also taken on additional roles within their family, including:
- Primary caregiver for children (47%)
- Daughter-in-law (38%)
- Household head chef (19%)
- Mother (19%)
- Business owner / entrepreneur (15%)
- So, what does the average day look like for most women? Well, it breaks down as follows:
- Sleeping: 4.29 hours
- Working: 4.12 hours
- Caring for children: 2.69 hours
- Caring for parents: 2.26 hours
- Supporting friends: 2.18 hours
- Unwinding / self-care: 1.97 hours
- Cooking: 1.89 hours
- Supporting other family members: 1.75 hours
- Household chores: 1.62 hours
- Other: 1.24 hours
So, are women getting any help at home?
- Well, only 10% of those surveyed say their partner takes on the same amount of roles as they do.
- 67% admit their partner takes on fewer roles.