Germany’s unequal sexes
2 March 2004
WIESBADEN – Western European nations may have been striding towards closing the gender gap, but at least as far as leisure time is concerned, men have the upper hand in Germany.
Official data issued Tuesday show that German men have more free time – 28 minutes per day – than do women.
The Federal Statistics Office in Wiesbaden said that not only that, but men are widening the gap in how much more free time they have.
The office said that on average, German men have 6 hours and 11 minutes of time for themselves over and above their working day.
This is 28 minutes more than the 5 hours, 43 minutes which German women can call their own free time, the office said.
Moreover, compared with figures from 1991-1992, the men’s free time is now 30 minutes longer, whereas for women the gain was only 20 minutes, the office reported.
Copyright DPA with Expatica 2004
Subject: German news