POSTED: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 7:44pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 2:33pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — Men may punch a time clock for more than 40 hours a week but a new study says, women technically work more hours than men. Most men KETK spoke with today, agree.
One man in Tyler says, "She (his wife) puts in many more hours than I do, she goes to work, she comes home she fixes dinner some nights, she takes the kids to dance she does all the activities with them."
Crystal Jett, of Bullard says, "Women's jobs are never done, because we raise kids, we work we do house cleaning." Jett says, for women that time-clock stays punched in—without pay.
Jett’s significant other has a nice little saying to remember who really puts in all the hard work between the two of them, "Men work from sun to sun but women's work is never done,” Jett’s boyfriend, Richard says.
Out of 28 countries studied, 22 countries show that women work longer hours than men every week if you include all the house hold duties. The biggest difference was in Italy, where women work an average of 11 hours more per week than men, at work—and at home.
But in some East Texas families it's the other way around. Patti Draper, of Jacksonville says, "I’m spoiled I will not lie, he cooks he cleans he does everything."
The survey says, here in the U.S. it's about equal. Men and women both clock out at about 50 hours of work per week, at their regular jobs. However, women taking on more of the household burden, averaging 33 hours a week and more than 17 hours working around the house.
But some ladies say, even those numbers are a little low. Tonia Bickham of Tyler says, "I think a little more, because, you know the buck always stops with the momma, momma always has to take care of and make sure everything is taken care of."
For more on this study you can visit: http://www.oecd.org/els/soc/overviewofgenderdifferencesinoecdcountries.html