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SA women bear the burden of chores

Stats SA reveals men and women remain split when it comes to chores, childcare and work.

Stats SA reveals men and women remain split when it comes to chores, childcare and work. Picture: Stock.XCHNG

PRETORIA - The results of the 2010 Time-Use Survey released by Statistics South Africa on Wednesday found that women spend almost double the amount of time performing household chores than men do.

Women on average spend about 215 minutes a day on chores and caring for children and others.

The research also shows that more men spend more of their time working for an income than women do.

The data also revealed the average citizen spends about two hours a day in front of the TV.

Both men and women spend more time doing so than playing sports or socialising.

But teenage boys spend the most time on the couch than any other group.

Stats SA's Kefiloe Masiteng.

"There is more time that is spent on watching TV, irrespective of age, so we're not going to tell the children to stop watching the TV when we do it ourselves."

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