Changes In Ownership Of Electrical Appliances

Sample report

The line graphs shows the percentage of families that owned electrical appliances during the period between 1920 and 2019 and the number of hours that each household spent on housework in a week. Overall, it can be seen that very few households owned refrigerators in 1920. By contrast washing machines and vacuum cleaners were more widely used. While in 1920, only about 5% of homes owned refrigerators, as much as 40% of them owned washing machines. In the same year 30% of families had vacuum cleaners. The ownership of refrigerators increased dramatically over the next 60 years. By 1980, refrigerators had reached all homes. There was no drop in the ownership of refrigerators over the next 40 years. Vacuum cleaners followed a similar trend. By year 2000, they had reached all households. Interestingly, the ownership of washing machines did not increase drastically. While it did increase from 1920 to 1960,its ownership declined steadily afterwards and then it increased again. By 2019, about 75% of households owned washing machines.

Thanks to the widespread access to home appliances, the number of hours spent doing domestic work decreased over the years. While in 1920, on average each family spent 50 hours on housework per week, by 2019, it dropped to just 10 hours/week.

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