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Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology: Despite an increase in the number of women in the workforce, women still perform the bulk of all household tasks. A shcoking 55% take on the entire workload of the household, compared to 1.4% of men. Furthermore, 33% of men in relationships in which both members work say they do not do "any housework".
"The proportion of the workforce represented by women rose from 20.7% to 41.1% between 1978 and 2002. However, this trend has not resulted in a similar increase in the proportion of men who participate in household tasks. Some 55% of women who are part of a dual earning couple still perform all household tasks. Furthermore, 33% of men do not do anything at home.
"Younger women still carry out a larger amount of unpaid work than men, although in less proportion than older women. The same occurs with education. The lower the level of education, the more likely women are to have more household chores", co-author of the working paper and researcher at the Public University of Navarra (Spain) Salomé Goñi explained to SINC."