250,000 women in 30 countries have been interviewed and the answers were almost identical in all countries: women’s work is never done. After a full day’s work, women still get to do more housework than men.
The overall trend is that the distribution of household labour is most equal in Nordic countries and least equal in southern Europe. There are some variations by country, but the results are the same:
- Sweden – 66% of housework done by women
- UK – 70%
- Greece – 80%
In the US, the situation is no different, even though in American families with children under 18, 37% of the wives earn more than the men.
The stress women experience does not limit itself to the workplace, but extends to home.