Website Netmums spoke to 2,000 parents to find out how they split up the childcare and chores. While 40 per cent of men said it was divided equally in their household, only 20 per cent of their partners agreed. In fact, almost 74 per cent of the female participants reckon they were taking on the majority of the load, regardless of their working hours.
The data speaks for itself,” Annie O’Leary, Netmums editor-in-chief said of the findings.
“That’s a lot of women sharing what can, at times, be an almost unbearable burden."
She sees this discrepancy in how men and women perceive their contribution as a result of “centuries of parenting that has seen men take a backseat.”
“Yes, dads today are doing more today but – clearly – it’s only a fraction of what’s required,” she added. “We all still have a long way to go.”