For years there was a belief that a man is the one who has to make money for the life of his family, and a woman to stay home and take care of that family. But as women with more and more years went to work, there was a problem of family and home care. Make sure to visit our website to find out more information about us and contact us about your legal problems.
Although things change slowly, there are still a large number of families in which both parents are working, but women are expected to be a housewife and a mother and make “another shake” at home for a full day at work.
At that time, men are either partnering with other men, or resting.
The involvement of men is necessary for equality in the family
Namely, although women make up more than 40 percent of world labor, they still pay an average of 24 percent. This difference is somewhat smaller in developed countries, while in the poor and developing countries, the difference is even greater.
Various studies have shown that although fathers are taking more and more care of children and home, they are not close to mothers. In poor countries, women and girls work from two to ten times more household jobs than men. The wealthy countries can not boast much better statistics, as the “male” share in domestic affairs is barely 40 percent.
The fact that men do not participate equally in the care of the family and the home limits the advancement of women both at work and during education. Girls in poor countries are often forced to leave school after just a few years to care for younger brothers and sisters or to get married. Women are often absent from work because of childcare, which is driving them down in progress.
Research has shown that men who spend more time and effort in family and home care are also giving more money to a common cashier. But the International Men and Gender Equality studies show that men are less prepared to spend more time with their children. In the USA, even 61 percent of men have said they would like to be less at work, and more with children.
The same research revealed that in cases where women and men share concerns about child and home care, women in 80 percent of cases are satisfied with such distribution.
How to change the situation?
As with most things in life, to change something in society, it is necessary to move from small feet with change. From the earliest age, boys, as well as girls, should be involved in household affairs and obligations. Also, their fathers should be allowed to leave for parental leave.