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LONDON, Dec 29, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- A British survey finds that men have far more time to sleep, play computer games, spend time with friends and watch television than women.

The study done for the Web site found that men average 41.5 hours a week for themselves, or almost six hours a day. For women, it's 23 hours a week or just over three hours a day.

What makes the difference is childcare, the Daily Mail reports. While men put in an average of 45 hours a week on the job compared to 21 for women, women average a whopping 55 hours per week taking care of children -- chauffeuring them, feeding them, washing them, playing with them. Men average 14 hours a week.

That's why men spend an average of 18 hours a week watching television or spending time on the computer and women spend 12. It's why men spend 18 hours a week with friends and women spend six. And it's why men spend five hours playing games or exercising and women spend two.


Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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