Women sleep less, work more at home, job: Survey

ABC News' Dr. Jennifer Ashton shares the biggest takeaways from the new survey from the U.S. Department of Labor.
2:07 | 06/20/19

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Transcript for Women sleep less, work more at home, job: Survey
Head over to robin and Dr. Jen. That headline about women and work. A new survey reveries that working women -- get ready for this -- they're sleeping less, spending more time on the job and doing pore work around the house. Really? Really? I had no idea we were doing all that. Breaking news. Okay. Because when we first see -- when you really dig that this and see how it breaks down along gender. Let's go through not just along genders but task by task. A lot of numbers. Stay with me. The department of labor released these averages and they are averages. When you talk about work hours, women, about 7 hours answer 20 minutes, men almost 8. Chores around the house, women, 30 minutes more than men. Men less. Not really a surprise there. Child care time, women about two hours a day which is up from years past, men, less than an hour and a half and down in comparison, leisure activity, women about 3 hours and 45 minute, that's less than prior years and men about 4 hours and 40 minutes which is more and sleep, I would like to meet this woman. She's getting on average 8 1/2 hours of sleep a night. That is less but men are getting less than women. So what do you make of these numbers? I think the headline of this was a little deceiving. It implies women are frantically doing all this and not keeping up. I think this means women are actually maybe more -- Efficient? -- Efficient than men because we're doing a lot more. This is the case of, I am woman, hear me roar but it's difficult but women are good multitaskers. What should women do? Every woman is business. Delegate tasks. Assign other people to help you in or outside the house. Unplug an hour a day so it's just your time and drop the guilt. No one will die if there are dirty dishes left in the sink at night.

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