This just doesn\’t make sense

Even in its own terms:

A survey has found that 60 per cent of men are working more than 60 hours a week.
When it came to women, however, the results showed that the majority of them put in less than 37-and-a-half hours.
Leave aside that the numbers are obviously and entirely bollocks, there\’s no way that 60% of the men in hte country are working 60 hour weeks.
Look at this next bit:

Despite working longer hours, men generally find 25 minutes more a day to do activities they enjoy. Women have 50 minutes of ‘me time’ each day, while men generally find one hour and 15 minutes.

This isn\’t actually possible: that the people doing more work also have more leisure time.

Yup, they\’ve committed the old fallacy: they\’re counting only market working hours, not including hours spent in household production.


2 thoughts on “This just doesn\’t make sense”

  1. I’m sure I’ve seen proper surveys that show that average full-time male working hours are actually somewhere in the low 40s, and a bit more than the corresponding female figure.

    Tim adds: Well, yes, but that’s the ONS doing the job properly, not the Daily Fail reporting some idiot survey…..

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