British women are lagging behind men in their rest hours from work, according to latest survey. According to data from the British National Statistics Office in 2015, men had a total of 43 hours of free time per week – five hours more than women. The trend shows that inequality is not only in payment, but also in rest hours. Such gap is getting worse over the years. If gentlemen spend more and more time in social activities, rest, sport and hobbies since 2000, concerning ladies this time is declining.
According to the British National Statistics Office, although women are more often employed on part-time contracts, they spend more hours doing unpaid work such as household duties or childcare.
Also, people who live in a household with a child under the age of 15, regardless of their gender, spend an average of 14 hours less per week than those who are alone. But even in this case, men have more free time than women.
For parents, the most common way of rest is through the mass media – this can include reading, listening to music and watching TV.
Years also matter – as time goes on, leisure time increases, shows the data. People who are between 25 and 34 years of age have smallest time for rest, which is probably due to the fact that they usually have small children.