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Norway women lead in relaxation time - survey. Women in Norway spend more time relaxing and entertaining than their peers in other Scandinavian countries, an OECD inquiry reveals. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development survey shows this is 367 minutes a day for women in the oil country when it comes to visiting or entertaining friends, TV viewing/radio listening at home, and other leisure-time pursuits. In Denmark and Sweden, these figures decrease to 320 and 272 minutes a day, respectively. Beauty and the feast

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Norway women lead in relaxation time - survey

Published on Monday, 10th March, 2014 at 15:38 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 10th March 2014 at 21:25.

Women in Norway spend more time relaxing and entertaining than their peers in other Scandinavian countries, an OECD inquiry reveals.

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Popcorn is popular whether relaxing or being a couch potato, whoever does more relaxing or less housework.A bowl of popcorn
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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development survey shows this is 367 minutes a day for women in the oil country when it comes to visiting or entertaining friends, TV viewing/radio listening at home, and other leisure-time pursuits.

In Denmark and Sweden, these figures decrease to 320 and 272 minutes a day, respectively.

Beauty and the feast

However, Danish and Swedish women spend more time on personal care within the sleeping, eating, and drinking sub-categories – 617 minutes daily. The figure for Norwegian women is 561 minutes a day.

Danish women also rank highest when it comes to unpaid work – routine housework shopping, and caring for household members – spending 210 minutes a day.

Norwegian and Swedish women’s daily allocation is 148 and 136 minutes, respectively, according to OECD’s survey.

To sleep, perchance to clean

When it comes to the personal care and housework brackets for males, Danish men spend the most time – at 597 minutes and 149 minutes a day.

Males of Sweden come a Scandinavia second, with 573 and 109 minutes. Norwegian men are the least personal care and housework conscious in relation to these figures, using 528 and 91 minutes a day, respectively.

These rankings alter when it comes to leisure time. Norwegian men spend 379 minutes a day, Danish men 340 minutes, and Swedish men 314 minutes.

How the figures look

Average daily minutes spent by women and men in these three Scandinavian countries differ by gender and task:

Denmark:

  • Routine housework – women 190 , men 107
  • Shopping – women 28, men 22
  • Caring for household members – women 38,  men 20
  • Sleeping – women 497 , men 479
  • Eating and drinking – women 120 , men 118
  • Visiting/entertaining friends – women 87, men 74
  • TV/Radio – women 115 , men 132
  • Other leisure activities – women 90 , men 101

Norway:

  • Routine housework – women 104 , men 59
  • Shopping – women 18 , men 19
  • Caring for household members – women 26 , men 13
  • Sleeping – women 492, men 461
  • Eating and drinking – women 69, men 67
  • Visiting/entertaining friends – women 78, men 68
  • TV/Radio – women 87, men 123
  • Other leisure activities – women 187, men 160

Sweden:

  • Routine housework – women 95, men 79
  • Shopping – women 16, men 13
  • Caring for household members – women 25, men 17
  • Sleeping – women 543, men 503
  • Eating and drinking – women 74, men 70
  • Visiting/entertaining friends – women 32 , men 27
  • TV/Radio – women 89, men 124
  • Other leisure activities – women 131, men 138

Slothful

As a general conclusion, the OECD says that Norwegian men were found to be more helpful with housework whilst Japanese men were found to do the least housework.

Japanese men spend 62 minutes daily on unpaid chores whilst their spouses devoted almost 300 minutes a day.

"There is still a huge gender gap in unpaid work, clearly showing that men are still struggling to lift much more than a finger from time to time in some countries,” the Organisation states in a press release.

The report’s data was taken over a nine-year period. Denmark's stems from 2001, with Norway's and Sweden's from 2010. The results are based on samples of up to 20,000 people aged 16 to 64.             




Published on Monday, 10th March, 2014 at 15:38 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 10th March 2014 at 21:25.

This post has the following tags: norwaywork, womennorway, genderequality.





  
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