chore wars sweden

Swedish men shoulder at least 46% of the burden, doing about 3-1/2 hours of housework each day, as opposed to more than 4 hours for women.

In most countries, the chore gap narrows as more women work in paid jobs. In Sweden's case, about 78% of women work outside the home -- the second highest labor participation rate for women in the world, after Iceland.

First published November 5, 2013: 5:33 AM ET
Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, How's Life? 2013: Measuring Well-being

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