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Who Does More Chores? New Study Says Women

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Some things just never seem to change.

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development looked at 28 countries – from the U.S. to Italy, Poland and Japan – and in all of them, women do most of the housework.

In the U.S., things look about even – men work 50.6 hours in a week and women work 50.9 hours. But break it down, and you see that men spend most of that time at work, while women spend most of their time cooking and cleaning.

Of the 50 hours men work, 65% are at a paying job. Basically, they're the breadwinners.  Compare that to women, who spend the bulk of their working hours, 53%, doing chores.

And here's another difference: Men don't mind the housework. But the OECD says that's because guys are more likely to combine household chores with a leisure activity like watching the kids while reading the newspaper.

Women, on the other hand, are more likely to do two chores at one time like watching the kids while cooking.

But many families are finding ways to make it more 50-50 like getting a house cleaner or eating out.

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