Study  Men adopt ‘traditional views on gender roles’…

Study: Men adopt ‘traditional views on gender roles’ after becoming a father for first time. 

Men and women were asked their opinions on a series of statements about parenthood before and after the birth of their first child. They then rated them on a score of one to seven, where one signifies strong agreement and seven strong disagreement.

Both men and women showed less support after having children for the idea that housework and care of children should be shared equally if both partners work. While on average women strongly agreed with the idea, their mean level of disagreement increased from 1.6 to 1.8. For men, who were already less supportive of sharing the household burden, it went from 2.1 to 2.3.

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