Oz women get less than 2hrs of ‘me time’ per week

August 23rd, 2009 - 11:28 am ICT by ANI  

Adelaide, August 23 (ANI): Juggling their work, families, and endless lists of jobs leaves Australian women with lack of time for themselves, according to a study.

About 90 per cent of the 4000 women questioned during a recent survey said that they got less than two hours of “me time” per week.

Conducted by Nescafe Cafe Menu, the survey showed that about 56 per cent women did not feel like they made the most of every moment.

Twenty four per cent said that they did not entertain because it was either too expensive or too much effort.

Dr. Natalie Skinner, a research fellow at the University of South Australia Centre for Work and Life, said that the poll echoed the findings of the large-scale Australian Work and Life Index 2009, which were released last month.

“What we know from research is that it’s women who are really doing what’s called “the second shift” at home, so once they finish their paid work hours for example, when they come home, they’ve got a second shift of domestic and care work,” Adelaide Now quoted her as saying.

“And we know that the time women spend on this type of work is significant, and still higher than the time that men tend to spend,” she added. (ANI)

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