We all know that men do not put in the hours, and that women have to shoulder the extra hours of work per week in a household. Or do we?
Here is a quiz to test your knowledge and maybe flush out some biases:
- Who does more paid work per week, on average, men or women?
- Who does more total work (housework + paid work) per week?
- When you add in time spent with children to the total work, who does more men or women?
- In the period from 2002 to 2016 who spends more hours involved in the three areas mentioned above, men or women?
Since 2001 The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey has been tracking Australian households and analysing the results. Its 2018 report which covers the years 2002 to 2016, has just been released and sheds some light on actual practice, including some interesting figures on how the week at work varies for men and women. It also answers the quiz questions above: