Women all over the world are feeling the effects of holding jobs, running households, and maintaining a social life. Read this recent article by the Huffington Post for details on how women across the globe are handling the stress--or how they aren't:
European Women Working Full-Time Also Do Most Of The Housework: Survey
More women in Europe have taken on full-time jobs in recent years, but they haven't taken any work off of their plates at home, according to new data from the European Social Survey. A majority of women feel that their work is "never done," the survey found.
Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the large-scale survey is based on 250,000 interviews performed in over 30 European countries over the past 10 years. The researchers found that most women who are employed full-time are still pulling more weight at home than the men in their families.
Women's domestic workloads showed varied between countries:
- In the UK, 70 percent of all housework is done by women (and nearly two-thirds is done by women who work more than 30 hours a week).
- Nordic countries have the most equal distribution of domestic work, with Swedish women who work more than 30 hours per week doing less than two-thirds of the housework.
- Southern European countries lag behind, with the least equal distribution of housework.
- In Greece, over 80 percent of housework is done by women, and over three-quarters is done by women who work more than 30 hours per week
The situation isn't much different across the pond, where [more] women are increasingly taking on the breadwinner role, while also shouldering the burden of the housework. Among American families with children under 18, 37 percent of wives now earn more than their husbands, according to Pew Center research. Yet 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics data found that women still spend more time on housework than men, totalling over two hours a day.
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