Study: Women work more days per year than men

Posted at 2:17 AM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 03:17:33-04

A new study highlights the amount of work that women do, which goes unpaid. 

If you count the amount of work women do without getting paid, such as caring for their children or elderly family members, women spend more time working than men do. 

How much more?

About 50 minutes a day, according to the Global Gender Gap Report published by the World Economic Forum for 2016. 

The report looks at data from about 30 different countries. 

It shows women around the world spend more time working, even though on average men spend more time getting paid to work. 

That gap in time spent working is much smaller in the United States. 

If you count what women do not get paid for, they work an extra 13 minutes a day working.

Over the course of a year, that's just over 79 hours. That's about the same as your standard two week pay period.