How Different Are Men & Women?

10 statistics that may help your understanding


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International Women's Day (8th March) has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.

Annually, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women's craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.

Many global corporations have also started to more actively support IWD by running their own internal events and through supporting external ones. For example, on 8 March search engine and media giant Google some years even changes its logo on its global search pages. Year on year IWD is certainly increasing in status. The United States even designates the whole month of March as 'Women's History Month'.

On a lighter note we look a the differences between men & women of the UK  looking at how they spend their time and money:

Monthly average spend on partner
Monthly average spend on the gym
Monthly average spend on charity
Monthly average spend on pensions
Monthly average spend on ISA's/savings
Monthly average spend on private healthcare
Monthly average spend on credit cards
Average time spent a day thinking about their partner
52 mins
49 mins
Average time spent a day thinking about their children
50 mins
32 mins
Average time spent a day thinking about their parents
32 mins
21 mins


 Stats from Standard Life’s Your Commitments, Your Future report,


March 7, 2012