It’s official – Canadian men are lazier than Canadian women.
Whether its household chores, taking care of the kids or helping friends – women do more of it than men.
Statistics Canada reported that for 2015 – the latest statistics available – women spent more time doing daily housework at 2.8 hours, compared with men at 1.9 hours.
When it came to taking of the kids – women spent 2.3 hours on that job daily, compared with men 1.4 hours daily.ych
But men are getting better at doing their bit, although they are still lazier than Canadian women.
The Statistics Canada survey notes that in the last few decades men have been pulling up their socks but the bulk of unpaid work still falls to women.
For example, men spend an average of 1.9 hours on housework daily, an increase of 214 minutes daily over a 30-year period.
But women spend 2.8 hours on housework daily, almost an hour more than men.
The findings were for men and women in the 25 to 54 age demographic.
And they covered data for 2015, 2010 and 1986.
And while men are doing more work around the house most of the work still falls upon the shoulders of women.
Here is how Statistics Canada put it:
“Gender specialization in housework — that is, women and men performing different household tasks —contributes to the gender gap in time spent on housework, as women tend to do tasks that are routine and repetitive, such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, and shopping, while men do tasks that are more episodic, such as taking out the garbage, house and car repairs, mowing the lawn, and gardening,” Statistics Canada said.