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Men's hard work in the home is ignored by women, study finds

Men do far more housework than they are given credit for, according to research that claims women do not notice because their male partners "don't make a fuss".

Men said they spent 13 hours a week on household chores including cleaning the lavatory, taking out the rubbish and changing the bed linen.

But 60pc of the 1000 men questioned said their efforts were unnoticed by the woman in their lives because they did not like to make a fuss.

Almost half said they felt women were more prone to showing off about the amount of housework they take on.

The task most men said they did was taking out the rubbish – with 85pc claiming credit. Carrying the shopping bags was the second most popular chore among men, with 80pc saying they take the weight off their wife's shoulders.

Food shopping came in third place – with 78pc saying they are responsible for restocking the fridge each week.

The research by Dove, the beauty brand, found men spend 4.7 hours a week on housework as well as 1.5 hours on DIY and 6.9 hours on childcare.

Paul Connell, brand manager of Dove Men Care, said: "Our research shows that modern men are becoming more vocal about the contribution they make in the home, and the popular stereotype of men doing nothing around the house is no longer accurate."

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