Although women make up nearly half of the US workforce, they still carry a greater share of household responsibilities.
Married heterosexual couples or partners in the US continue to divide housework along largely traditional lines, with the woman in the relationship taking primary responsibility for doing the laundry (58%), cleaning the house (51%) and preparing meals ( 51%). ). At the same time, men continue to lead in keeping the car in good condition (69%) and garden work (59%). See it in the chart below and learn more here.
While women are still more likely than men to do most of the housework, this has declined in some cases over the past two decades. Since 1996, women have become less likely to be the primary partner for grocery shopping (down 14 percentage points), laundry (down 12 points), cooking (down 12 points), dishwasher (down 11 points ) and cleaning (down 9 points). ).
These shifts are accompanied by some combination of increases in the percentage of men who primarily perform tasks or who share the work equally with their partners. Check out the trending data below.
The above data seem to justify the often complained that men are lazy when it comes to household chores in marriage. It is also a reason given to suggest what problems occur in marriages, which we know are in serious decline. Below are some quotes from the main reasons for divorce and where “lack of participation in household chores” is prioritized in terms of reasons for divorce.
9 Reasons Why Women Initiate Divorce More Than Men: Housework Not Mentioned. 10 Surprising Reasons Women Turn to Divorce: Home is partially mentioned as #9 of 10 Penn State Study Reveals Common Reasons for Divorce: Housework Not Mentioned. 6 Reasons Women Are More Likely to File for Divorce Than Men: Housework is not mentioned.
The bottom line from these statistics is that while men have not taken on the housework to the extent that many women would like to marry, men do not have to worry about their wives getting divorced. them for this reason.
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