From: The Wall Street Journal

Dads’ Housework Inspires Girls’ Ambitions

The Wall Street Journal:

Fathers who help with the dishes and laundry may play an important role in shaping their daughters’ future, suggests a study in the August issue of Psychological Science.

Researchers found that fathers who performed an equal share of household chores were more likely to have daughters who aspired to less traditionally feminine occupations, such as astronaut, marine biologist, geologist, police officer and professional hockey or soccer player.

Fathers who believed in gender equality and yet left most of the housework to mothers had daughters who favored more traditionally feminine careers, such as nursing, fashion designer, librarian and stay-at-home mom.

By pitching in at home, fathers may be signaling to daughters that they can expect men to help with chores, allowing women more time for work, researchers said.

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