Studies show that if you want to settle down, you are most likely to marry or live with someone in Britain, Scandinavian countries and the United States, where men are more likely to do household chores than their Australian counterparts. Possibility and thus marriage a more attractive option for the women of their nations.
According to an Oxford economist, marriage and cohabitation rates in developed countries can be considered by attitudes towards the roles of men and women and who is responsible for doing household chores and caring for children.
Both men and women have shown that they are more likely to form a live-in relationship with the opposite sex if they feel that their partner will be part of homework and childcare duties.
The study constructs an ‘egalitarian index’ of 12 developed countries, based on responses to questionnaires about gender, homework, and childcare responsibilities.
Norway and Sweden top the egalitarian index, with Britain in third place, followed by the United States.