Majority of working women are satisfied with their professional life despite putting in long hours in office, commuting long distances to reach work place and managing home as well, a survey said.
Around 61 per cent women spends 8-10 hours at their work place and travel 30 km to reach office, a survey said, adding that in spite of the long hours spent at work and the long travel distance, a positive trend in work satisfaction was seen among women.
“About 68 per cent of the women participants stated that they were either completely satisfied or somewhat satisfied with their work,” the survey by PHD Chamber said.
According to the study, around 80 per cent women reported that they devote 2-4 hours in household work and 53 per cent said that they have domestic help.
It said, “Little support was seen coming from family members in running household errands with women, reflecting on the fact that the sole responsibility of home management has been always been on the lady of the house.”
As per the study, 59 per cent women takes leave because of health issues and 47 per cent women have reported cold, cough and fever as the main health reason for missing work.
It said, “An equally interesting trend is the high percent of aches and pains especially back pain and headache which has also been reported widely in the survey.”
“Shuttling between the various tasks at hand, women often overlook their health and continue to unconditionally manage both home and work simultaneously,” it added.
The survey was conducted among 200 women to explore a balance between work, life and health status of women in Delhi.