Tibor Scitovsky, The Joyless Economy
New York, 1976

ISBN 0195073460
Page 194

The 7.9 minutes a day we spend on average in walking, hiking, playing outdoors, and engaging in active is less than a third of the 28.5 minutes a day western Europeans devote to those activities, and the disparity is even greater in the time we (3.3 minutes) and they (16.8 minutes) devote to gardening and pets. Visits to cafes and pubs take up 2.7 minutes of our day, 7 minutes of theirs; we spend 0.6 minutes a day in theaters and museums, less than a half of the 1.4 minutes they spend.