Men spending more time now doing household chores than women
London, Feb 8 : Men are the tidier than women, as 66 percent of them spend eight hours or more on household chores compared to just 62 percent of the fairer sex, a new survey has revealed.
Researchers said that the findings show how gender stereotypes have been turned upside down over the last half century.
In 1965, women, whether married or cohabiting, spent 30 hours per week doing chores, with men contributing just 4.9 hours.
Today, men are happy to take on tasks such as cooking, ironing, washing and cleaning, seen traditionally as "women's jobs", alongside conventional male activities such as DIY, the Daily Mail reported.
While labour-saving devices and a combined approach has helped to reduce the average housework burden, the research also reveals that a third of Brits can spend up to 30 hours a week on household labour.
"As the research shows, men are now taking a lead role in the upkeep of the home, but as we spend up to 30 hours each week on these errands, people are increasingly finding that there is simply not enough time to fit in all the tasks that need to be completed," Benjamin Leyne, co-founder of YoupiJob.co.uk, which conducted the research said.
He added that most people cannot afford to simply hire a PA, or a cleaner to help them manage their daily tasks.