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Home-Hours Men

Map No. 138

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Men in Japan and South America spend the least time everyday working in domestic or unpaid labour. The average man in Japan spends 24 minutes a day doing domestic labour; his South American counterpart spends 54 minutes a day on such tasks

Men are reported to do the most domestic labour in Middle East. Here the average man would spend 3 hours and 24 minutes doing domestic tasks. Note that the Russian Federation is included in the Middle East. The highest levels of male domestic labour when measured in regional averages, are still lower than the lowest levels of female domestic labour in the world.

"The majority of men have not changed. They keep on saying ‘Girl, prepare my dinner. Girl, push that sack of rice away from the door. Girl, stop looking out of the door’." Mostapha Taleema, 1987

Territory size shows the proportion of all hours of unpaid or domestic labour worked by men there.

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