The average hours of unpaid work per week done by people in different categories
The bar graph compares married women and married men in terms of the median hours spent on housework, childcare or gardening per week in 3 sectors.
In general, the amount of time that women spend doing unpaid work is considerably more than men. It is noticeable that the wives need to do more work when they have more children, while there is a reverse trend in the husband's cases.
It can be seen from the graph that women without children spend 30 hours working on weekly housework or gardening. By contrast, families with 1-2 children consumed more wife's hours per week, at approximately 51 hours, 21 hours higher than who have no children. The figure for those who have three or more kids even higher, at 60 hours.
On the other hand, unpaid work doesn't cost much time of married men with nearly same amount of hours for categories of no children and 1-2 children, at around 19 hours. Furthermore, the amount of work done by husbands slightly fells by 2 hours when they have more than 3 kids.