SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that the majority of South Korean adults support the idea of ‘Latte Papas’.
Latte Papas refers to fathers holding coffee in one hand and pushing a baby carriage with another, a terminology that began in Sweden to describe fathers willing to take on more responsibility in childcare.
Online job search portal JobKorea and Albamon conducted a survey of 2,290 men and women, 87.8 percent of whom said they support the Latte Papas.
Female respondents (91.1 percent) showed stronger support than their male counterparts (81.2 percent), while married, double-income households showed the strongest support at 92 percent.
As for the ideal form of childcare, a majority of 66.6 percent said the father and the mother should each hold 50 percent of the responsibility, while only 27.5 percent said the mother should take more responsibility than the father.
In reality, however, 79.7 percent of the respondents said the mother is normally in charge of taking care of their children, while only 17.1 percent said the father and the mother each take 50 percent of the responsibility.
Mothers tended to take more responsibility over childcare among married, single-income households (87.3 percent) as well as among married, double-income households (81.3 percent).
H. M. Kang (firstname.lastname@example.org)