Just FYI: Mexican women work the most

13 Apr

From Fox News Latino:

Mexicans — women in particular — work longer hours than anyone else in the developed world, according to a study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Counting paid and unpaid labor — domestic chores such as cooking and cleaning at home — Mexicans work 10 hours a day. (The average of all OECD countries is 8 hours a day.) Belgians, by contrast, work the least, 7 hours a day. The American work day clocks-in at 8 hours and 26 minutes.

Women do the bulk of the unpaid labor across all OECD countries, but the division of unpaid labor is most unequal in Mexico. There is a 4 hour and 21 minute per day difference between Mexican men and women. The average gap in the OECD is 2 hours and 28 minutes per day. The differential in the United States is considerably smaller, at 1 hour and 44 minutes per day. The smallest is in Denmark, where there is a 57 minute difference.

4 hours and 21 minutes per day, huh? Well, there is a lot of soccer that needs watching, and women don’t like soccer. It all works out.




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