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New research reveals women still do most of the cleaning

A major longitudinal study by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPP) is examining the opportunities and experiences of women born in 1958 and 1970. A think tank revealed that:

• 77% of women do more housework than their husbands
• 10% of married men do an equal amount
• 13% of men do more

This research contradicts the results of survey by published in February.  They found that 66% of men spend 8 hours or more on household chores, compared to just 62% of women.

The IPPP argues that feminism has failed and that the breaking-down of stereotypes should be a priority.  They say that the rising cost of living is forcing families to choose a traditional ‘male breadwinner.’

What do you think?
Who does the chores in your home?  Who does majority of the cleaning at your office?  Do old-fashioned stereotypes of breadwinner/housewife still prevail?