How men and women spend their time on an average has remained largely unchanged, despite the dramatic change in the economy and technology in the past decade.
According to the 2012 American Time Use Survey released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), personal care, which is mostly taken up by sleep, accounts for the most amount of time each day, followed by leisure activities, including watching TV and playing sports, and work, the Huffington post reported.
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On an average day, men spent one hour and 17 minutes on household activities, which include housework, food preparation and lawn care.
Meanwhile, women spent two hours and 10 minutes on those activities.
Men also spent 36 minutes on a given day purchasing goods or services, while women spent about 50 minutes.
Women spent just over 14 minutes a day on recreation, sports and exercise, compared to 24.6 minutes for men.
Those who cared for children - more than 20 percent of the adult population - spent an average of almost two hours performing that task.
Nearly 25 percent of women cared for children during an average day, compared to just 15.6 percent of men.
In addition, the women who engaged in this activity spent more time - 2 hours and 8 minutes - on it than men, who spent 1 hour and 43 minutes caring for children.
Men spent 1 hour and 18 minutes eating, compared to 1 hour and 12 minutes for women.
Women slept an average of 8 hours and 52 minutes, compared to 8 hours and 36 minutes for men.
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