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 YoupiJob.co.uk 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?