September 1, 2011
Swedish women doing less housework: study
While Swedish women are spending less time on household chores that they were a decade ago, they continue to carry a greater share, despite the fact they work as much as their male partners, according to a new study published on Wednesday.
Women spent an average of 14 minutes less per day on unpaid housework in 2010 than in 2000. Men meanwhile increase their input by 11 minutes, according to Statistics Sweden (SCB) new “time use” survey.
In comparison to SCB’s time use survey from 1990, women in Sweden in 2010 spend an average of one hour less on unpaid work in the home. The input of men has meanwhile remained largely constant over time.
The report however shows that a gender imbalance remains, with women spending an extra 45 minutes on unpaid housework than their menfolk, and dedicating an average of four hours per day to the home. (via The Local)

Swedish women doing less housework: study

While Swedish women are spending less time on household chores that they were a decade ago, they continue to carry a greater share, despite the fact they work as much as their male partners, according to a new study published on Wednesday.

Women spent an average of 14 minutes less per day on unpaid housework in 2010 than in 2000. Men meanwhile increase their input by 11 minutes, according to Statistics Sweden (SCB) new “time use” survey.

In comparison to SCB’s time use survey from 1990, women in Sweden in 2010 spend an average of one hour less on unpaid work in the home. The input of men has meanwhile remained largely constant over time.

The report however shows that a gender imbalance remains, with women spending an extra 45 minutes on unpaid housework than their menfolk, and dedicating an average of four hours per day to the home. (via The Local)

August 16, 2011
German boy, 11, calls police over housework
A boy of 11 called a German police emergency line to complain of “forced labour” after his mother told him to help clean the home.
Police say the boy from Aachen, who has not been identified, spoke to an officer via the 110 number.
They say he complained: “I have to work all day long. I haven’t any free time.”
His mother told the officer the boy had kept threatening to call them, having repeatedly complained of having to do housework during the school holidays. (via BBC News)

German boy, 11, calls police over housework

A boy of 11 called a German police emergency line to complain of “forced labour” after his mother told him to help clean the home.

Police say the boy from Aachen, who has not been identified, spoke to an officer via the 110 number.

They say he complained: “I have to work all day long. I haven’t any free time.”

His mother told the officer the boy had kept threatening to call them, having repeatedly complained of having to do housework during the school holidays. (via BBC News)

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