Dad’s who do Housework Raise Daughters who Aim for Ambition and Aim for Less Gender-Sterotypes

This may be old news, but an interesting paper suggests that fathers who do more housework around the house raise daughters who don’t aim for typical gender-stereotype jobs later in life.  The father was key to raising daughters to aim for gender-equal aspirations.  Yet, it isn’t just to believe in gender-equality, but to actually do the work.  A father who believes in gender-equality and feminism, yet doesn’t contribute to the house chores gives an implicit message to his daughters that housework is a woman’s job.  The paper is long, but you want a really quick synopsis, go here.

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I am an assistant professor (LTR) at Dalhousie University. My ideas are not associated with my employer; they are expressions of my own thoughts and ideas. Some of them are just musings while others could be serious discussions that could turn into a bigger project. Besides philosophy, I enjoy martial arts (Kuk Sool Won), playing my violin, enjoying coffee around town, and experimenting with new food.
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