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Girls spend 40 percent more time on chores than boys globally

Girls under 15 years old spend 40 percent - or 160 million hours - more than boys their age on household chores every day globally, according to a recent UNICEF study. Domestic work like cooking, cleaning, caring for family members and collecting water and firewood falls disproportionately on the shoulders of girls, who spend 550 million hours a day globally on these tasks.
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