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Men have more leisure time than women.

Women take on a lot. And then, we complain loudly about our struggle with work life balance. Men here in the United States may struggle too, but the facts are they have more leisure time each day.

Bill Radke tackled the subject of leisure in today's NPR Marketplace globalist quiz this morning with the help of quiz master Stephan Richter. Click here for the link.

Here are some interesting nuggets from the quiz:

* Men in the United State 38 minutes leisure time than women.

* Over the course of a year, American men have 13,870 more minutes of leisure than women or about 10 extra days of time off.

* Italian men have more leisure time than American men -- about double.

* Italian men have 80 minutes more leisure time each day than Italian women.

These numbers are no big surprise to me, an American woman who spent last night scrambling to pack lunch boxes while her husband watched football. 

Do these facts surprise you? Would you have guessed that men have more leisure time than women?


 

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