Sexist roles remain in household chores

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2 March 2006, BRUSSELS — The sharing of household duties among heterosexual couples is still based on sexist roles, Belgian university research has revealed.

2 March 2006

BRUSSELS — The sharing of household duties among heterosexual couples is still based on sexist roles, Belgian university research has revealed.

Conducted over 10 years (1992-2002), the Liège University study found that 94.5 percent of women still do the washing up. That figure remained unchanged over the 10-year period studied.

A minority of men (21 percent) is involved in household duties compared with 31 percent 10 years ago.

Women (90 percent) prepare the daily meals and nine out of 10 regularly do the grocery shopping. 

Men use their time to do the gardening or handyman jobs around the house (80 percent compared with 41 percent of women).

And men more often mange a household's day-to-day budget (66 percent compared with 58 percent of women).

The research findings were published in Francophone newspaper 'Le Soir' on Thursday.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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