Study: American Workday 8.5 Hours
Written by Pat's Papers | Wednesday, 13 April 2011 8:12 AM
The average American workday is eight and a half hours. Mexicans, on average, log ten-hour workdays. Citizens of Belgium typically work a seven-hour day. The New York Post says a French think-tank study found that in addition to working half an hour longer than most people in the developed world, Americans also spend the shortest time in the kitchen, only about 30 minutes a day. Turks spend the most time cooking (74 minutes); the average is about 50 minutes a day.
Some other interesting findings:
Top shoppers came from three countries: France (32 minutes), Germany (31 minutes) and Canada (30 minutes). Koreans (13 minutes per day), Turks (14 minutes) and Portuguese (17 minutes per day) spent the least amount of time each day shopping.
Mexicans do the most unpaid work, Koreans do the least.
The study was prepared by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Check out the full “Society at a Glance” report.
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