German men overwhelmed by job and children

15th September 2005, Comments 0 comments

15 September 2005, MUNICH - Nearly half of all German men feel overwhelmed by the twin burdens of succeeding in their career and bringing up their children, according to a survey by the Gewis institute conducted for a Munich-based magazine.

15 September 2005

MUNICH - Nearly half of all German men feel overwhelmed by the twin burdens of succeeding in their career and bringing up their children, according to a survey by the Gewis institute conducted for a Munich-based magazine.

The same survey found that both men and women believed fathers should devote time to their children during the week as well as at the weekend.

Good fathers had to play a role during the working week, 77 per cent of women and 65 per cent of men said.

Around 22 per cent of women said their men paid little attention to the children, but only 10 per cent said men should be forced into the role of child carer.

Almost 60 per cent of men said their wives paid more attention to the children and neglected them as a result.

The magazine cited expert advice that a couple should divide equally the duties and rights of bringing up their children, so that the father could play a full role within the family.

DPA

Subject: German news

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