SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Women take up the absolute majority among families in dealing with homemaking and child rearing, according to recent data.
The Ministry of Gender and Equality conducted a survey of 10,997 households throughout the country, in which 70.5 percent said that the mother was in charge of groceries, cooking, and cleaning the house.
Another 26.6 percent said both the mother and father equally engage in homemaking, while only 2.8 percent said only the father dealt with chores, indicating that mothers are 25 times more engaged in homemaking than their husbands.
In terms of child rearing and education, 57.9 percent said that both were under the mother’s purview. Only 2.9 percent said otherwise.
Mothers took up the majority in looking after children under 12 years old, including buying school supplies (83 percent), everyday rearing (77.3 percent), and managing school work (74.9 percent).
As for fathers, they took up merely 1 percent, 1.7 percent, and 2.7 percent for each of the aforementioned responsibilities.
“Despite the increasing participation of men in homemaking, the practice of assigning roles based on gender are still out there,” a ministry official said.
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