February 09, 2017 09:18
Young husbands are increasingly willing to help around the house, cook dinner and do the laundry, a survey suggests.
Some 15.3 percent of husbands cooked dinner once a week last year, up from 11.5 percent in 2006, according to the survey of 476 husbands and 576 housewives by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs and Seoul National University's Institute of Social Development and Policy Research.
Among husbands in their 20s, 36.4 percent cooked dinner at least once a week, and among 30-somethings 21.9 percent.
The higher the education the more likely men were to cook.
The proportion of husbands doing the laundry and cleaning the house once a week also grew over the same period. Among husbands in their 30s, the proportion almost doubled over the decade from 10.7 percent to 20.3 percent.
The institute said this is probably because younger couples are more likely to be dual-income earners and because of gradually growing gender equality.
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