Thursday, July 20, 2006

Kitchen sink loses attraction as Britons get a better social life

The Guardian

By John Carvel, social affairs editor

The women and men of Britain are doing a lot less housework than six years ago and the half hour they are saving every day is providing the opportunity for more socialising and a few extra minutes of quality time with the children.
That, at least, is the official version of how we are spending our time - the result of an exhaustive survey by the Office for National Statistics, which asked a representative sample of nearly 5,000 adults to record what they did for every minute of the waking day.


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