Women, better managers of the domestic economy despite stereotypes

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Women continue to carry the burden of household chores and decisions. According to data from National Institute of Statistics (INE), the number of hours that men invest in this area is almost half. As a consequence, it is they, say the experts, who take care of purchases related to the home, although this type of management is not generally seen as a key factor in the financial health of families. “The affairs of the house have been related to simple decisions, which could not harm the economy and that, if they could, they would consult with the husband,” says Neus Soler, collaborating professor of the Economics and Business Studies of the Open University of Catalonia (UOC)

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