London: Women suffer more stress from their daily commute than men even though they tend to spend less time travelling, a new study has found.
The study has found that childcare and housework means women are more sensitive to time spent commuting. They also try to pack in other chores at the same time, such as ferrying children and shopping for food.
In fact, researchers at the London School of Economics and Sheffield University found commuting has a negative effect on women`s mental health while men are, generally, unaffected.
Their research, published in the `Journal of Health Economics`, says that women have a greater responsibility for day-to-day tasks.
"Women, especially those with children, are more likely to add errands to their commute. These make commuting stressful," the `Daily Express` quoted Professor Jennifer Roberts, who led the study, as saying.
The only men to be affected had pre-school children and even then the effect was less than for women in a relationship but without children, the study found.