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Mums’ childcare time double that of fathers

Mothers spend more than twice as much time on childcare than fathers, a new international study has suggested.

The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development report found that childcare took up 42 minutes per day for fathers, but occupied one hour and 40 minutes of mothers' time.

The study included the differences in the amount of minutes per day spent on primary childcare among non-working and working fathers, compared to non-working and working mothers across 21 participating nations, including the UK.

It found British working |fathers spent 43 minutes per day on childcare of those under 18, compared to 63 minutes for non-working fathers.

Meanwhile, British working mothers spent 81 minutes on childcare, compared to 155 for non-working mothers, the data from 1998-2009 revealed.

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