South Korean Men Shun Housework the Most in the OECD

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South Korea is at the bottom of a list of advanced countries when it comes to the amount of hours men put into housework.

In the 2015 work-family compatibility indices released today, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family said South Korean men spend an average of 45 minutes per day on household chores, the least among the 26 surveyed members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Danish men topped the category at 186 minutes.

Norway had the smallest gap between female and male household working time at 31 minutes, while South Korea ranked 21st with women working at home 182 minutes more than men.

Nearly half of South Koreans, or 47.5 percent, think housework should be divided equally among the genders, but only 16.4 percent put the idea into practice.

The data also showed that many South Korean women have had to suspend their careers to raise their children and that both maternity and paternity leave are on the rise in South Korea.

Source: Busan eFM News


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