Full indicator name: Total professional, domestic and family workload
This indicator shows the time spent on employment and on domestic and family work in hours per week by sex and family situation. As with most indicators dealing with family and demographics, the indicator observes rather the expression of assimilation than integration.
Regardless of the migration status observed, the same uneven distribution can be seen between men and women of domestic and family work on one side and of employment on the other. In terms of hours of work, men spend most of their time in employment. Women, conversely are mainly occupied with domestic and family work.
Women with a migration background from the first generation carry out significantly more domestic and family work (33.3 hours) than women with no migration background (27.6 hours). Women with a migration background from the second generation do not show any significant differences. Men with a migration background from the first generation spend a statistically significant greater amount of time working at home than men from the other population groups, but the difference is smaller than among women.
Women with no migration background spend a statistically significant greater amount of time working than women with a migration background from the first generation (22.3 hours compared with 19.9 hours). Among men the number of hours spent in employment vary very little by migration status: the only statistically significant difference is seen between men from the second generation (30.8 hours per week) and those with no migration background (33.7 hours per week).
Time dedicated to domestic and family work increases in households with children, especially for women, regardless as to whether they have a partner. Mothers with a partner whose youngest child is aged under seven spend more time on domestic and family work than those whose youngest child is aged between seven and fourteen (57.8 hours compared with 44.2 hours for women with a partner and 53.2 hours compared with 43.6 hours for those without a partner).
The differences between women by migration status are rarely significant. However, for girls and young women aged 15 to 24 who live with their parents, those without a migration background spend less time on domestic and family work (13.4 hours) than those with a migration background (17.9 hours). The differences between women with and without a migration background with regard to time spent on domestic and family work are small, and mostly insignificant among single women, women with a partner in two-person households and mothers with or without a partner. This also holds true with regard to time spent on employment.
Domestic and family work: unpaid work carried out within the household (meals, washing, cleaning, shopping, manual work, looking after pets and plants, administrative tasks, looking after children and adults, etc.).
Employment: hours spent working during the week prior to the interview.
Average number of hours spent per week on professional activity and on domestic and family workload: Permanent resident population aged 15 to 64.
ContactFederal Statistical Office Section Demography and Migration
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