Women have less time for hobbies because they spend more time on chores than men

24 Oct

Women spent more time socialising, and marginally more time on cultural activities such as going to galleries, plays or concerts. 

Last year separate ONS figures showed that women were still shouldering the burden of unpaid work, carrying out an average of 26 hours per week compared to 16 done by men. 

Professor Margaret Hogg, of Lancaster University Management School, said: “There are lots of men who help now, but the prime responsibility for family life, for knowing what’s for dinner and what’s on the shopping list, still lies with women. 

“It’s also about freedom. You can’t turn your phone off and disappear to a golf course, and if you’ve committed to be the goalie for the hockey match, then you’re committed, so you can’t be the back-up in case the child falls off the swing. Many women still carry that sense of responsibility with them.”

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