Mexicans work longer days than anymore else in OECD countries, devoting 10 hours to paid and unpaid work, such as cleaning or cooking at home. Belgians, at the other end of the scale, work only seven hours a day, compared with the OECD average of eight.
This is just a small taste of the information contained in the “Society at a Glance” report just published by the OECD. The study offers a concise overview of quantitative social trends and policies across the OECD. This 2011 edition includes information on social issues as well as a special chapter on unpaid work, such as cooking, cleaning, caring and shopping.
Access the full report here.