Household work

In 2010, men and women added together in Belgium, spent an average of 5.7 hours per day on household work. There is no sustainable development goal for the duration of household work.

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Household work - Belgium

hours per day

 1999200520132013//1999
Belgium5.95.75.7-0.2
//: Average Growth Rates

Glorieux, I., J. Minnen, T.P. van Tienoven, et al. (2015), Site internet de l'enquête belge sur l'emploi du temps (www.time-use.be), Groupe de recherche TOR Vrije Universiteit Brussel & DG Statistique - Statistics Belgium, Bruxelles, http://www.time-use.be/fr/ (consulted on 08/11/2017).

Household work by sex - Belgium

hours per day

 1999200520132013//1999
females3.73.53.6-0.2
males2.22.12.20.0
//: Average Growth Rates

Glorieux, I., J. Minnen, T.P. van Tienoven, et al. (2015), Site internet de l'enquête belge sur l'emploi du temps (www.time-use.be), Groupe de recherche TOR Vrije Universiteit Brussel & DG Statistique - Statistics Belgium, Bruxelles, http://www.time-use.be/fr/ (consulted on 08/11/2017).

UN target: 5.4 - Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate.

UN indicator: the selected indicator corresponds to indicator 5.4.1 - Proportion of time spent on unpaid domestic and care work, by sex, age and location.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

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