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Contrary to perception; mum works more than dad, really!!!

Contrary to popular perception that mum work less than dad, the truth is way far. Some of the researches have figured that in fact it is the mum which works more than dad. It was found that while dads are often seen having fun while moms work around the house. The study published online in the Journal Sex Roles found that three months after the birth of their first child, on days when couples were not working, men were most often relaxing while women did housework or child care. The researchers conducted a study that included 52 couples who participated in the New Parents Project. They were asked to complete their own time diaries for a working and a non-working day during the third trimester of the woman’s pregnancy and about three months after the baby’s birth.
On working days after the baby was born, the time women and men spent doing housework and child care was more equal than on non-working days, although women still did slightly more work, the results showed.
But men made up for it on non-workdays, when the amount of time they spent in leisure activities actually doubled between when their partner was pregnant and three months after the birth. “On non-working days, parents are more evenly splitting housework and childcare,” the researcher said.
“Household tasks and child care are still not being shared equally, even among couples who we expected would have more egalitarian views of how to share parenting duties,” said lead author Claire Kamp Dush, associate professor at The Ohio State University.  On their days off, men were relaxing more 46 percent of the time while their partners did child care. In contrast, women were engaged in leisure only 16 percent of the time when their partners were taking care of their child.

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