Its official! Mums knock dads in housework stakes

Last Updated: Nov 18, 2011, 09:32 AM IST

Melbourne: Young working women spend two hours a day more than men into housework, childcare and shopping, an Australian study has found.

But most women are satisfied with their partner’s efforts with children and chores, the report said.

According to the Race Against Time report, about 35 per cent of women were unhappy with the time their partner spends looking after the children, while 65 per cent said they were satisfied or very satisfied.

Sixty per cent of young mums feel they do the lion’s share of the housework, compared with 50 per cent of childless women.

A third of women were not happy with their partner’s share of the load, but 65 per cent were satisfied, the AMP/National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling research found.

Only 19 per cent of men were not content with their partner’s input into the housework, the Income and Wealth, the Herald Sun reported.

The report claims that Australian full-time weekly work hours have increased by almost three hours for men and two hours for women since 1985 to an average 42.3 hours for men and 38.6 hours for women.

ANI