TAIPEI (The China Post) – People call South Korea a financial powerhouse as the number of double-income households has increased in recent years. Statistics also show that women also do daily housework that is 7.4 times as long as men after work.
According to a report from South Korean Yonhap News Agency, men do housework for about 17.4 minutes daily, compared to an average of 129.5 minutes for women, meaning that women spend over 2 hours on housework every day.
Besides, Korean husbands spend 14.9 minutes daily taking care of children, while their partners spend 52.2 minutes on average.
Does it mean that men are less responsible? Hold on. Korean men spend an average of 546.8 minutes at work, which is about 9 hours, whereas Korean women only spend 412.4 minutes, or less than 7 hours, at work. Men’s worktime is actually 1.3 times as long as women in this case.
What about weekend housework? Men in double-income families spend about 41 minutes, compared to women’s average of 176.4 minutes, which is close to 3 hours or 4.3 times as long as the former. As of looking after children, women still take more responsibilities for up to 48.6 minutes, while men’s time is around 28.8 minutes.
Moreover, an income-providing wife in Korean will have 362.4 minutes to rest on weekends while her husband usually will enjoy 410.4 minutes averagely, according to the survey.
It does seem like Korean men really are a bit lazier from opposite ends of the spectrum. Either way, they cannot do housework, but they can love you. Still, there are “oppas” who believe that “real men don’t cook” nowadays, which is believed to have been a part of the chauvinism rooted in the Korean culture.