70 pc of Brit women like doing housework

Saturday, November 13, 2010

LONDON - A new survey has shown that 70 percent of the Brit women like doing household work.

The study found that they gain satisfaction from doing the laundry and mopping floors.

This is particularly prevalent among older people, with pensioners saying they find sentimental value in taking the time to look after their treasured possessions.

The results came from a national survey of 25,000 adults, which suggest the 21st century housewife has far more in common with her 1950s counterpart than she might have thought.

Despite, increasing number of women working full-time as their family’s sole breadwinner, a shift in gender roles might have been expected but according to researchers, in the majority of British households it is still the women who do the chores, regardless of their working status.

While more than 30 per cent of men admitted that someone else is in charge of the cleaning, only 10 per cent of women said the same thing.

Researchers found that more than half of women claim all of the housework falls on them, regardless of whether they have a job.

“I wouldn’t suggest they had it right in the Fifties but those who take more care over cleaning the home would take their cues and role models from around this time,” the Daily Mail quoted analyst Michelle Strutton.

Surprisingly, 50 percent of men said they like doing household work.

“In most young families where two adults work full-time there is more sharing of household tasks. They (men) are doing more of the cooking and washing up and jobs traditionally thought of as women’s work,” she added.

However, many younger respondents said the ‘deep clean’ was not a feasible option with work and family commitments taking precedence over chores.

“Younger people care far less about the cleanliness or tidiness of their home and don’t achieve as much sense of satisfaction from keeping a neat and tidy home, “Strutton concluded. (ANI)

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