Culture, media and time use

Total working hours of women and men on the same level for the first time in 2020 to 2021

review | Time use 10.10.2021

According to Statistics Finland's data, women's and men's total working time used on domestic and gainful work reached the same level for the first time in 2020 to 2021 during the good 40-year long measuring history of the Time Use Survey. The time used by men for gainful employment has decreased and that used for domestic work has increased. For women, there has been a decrease in the time used for both activities. The time spent especially on childcare has increased among men. The decrease has particularly taken place among women in the time used for cooking and shopping and running errands.

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