Couples Sharing Domestic Burden Would Boost Economy by $1.5 Billion

A survey of 2400 Kiwis commissioned by Westpac New Zealand and undertaken by Deloitte found 73 per cent of respondents thought if both partners in a couple worked they should share the load at home equally.

But only 10 per cent of couples who both worked fulltime went 50-50 and only 7 per cent of couples who worked the same number of hours did equal unpaid work.

Men in couples where both worked the same number of paid hours said they did on average 19 hours of unpaid work while women said they did 28 hours.


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