The Relation Between Ideology and Male Help at Home
I divided the fifty husbands I studied into three groups: those who shared the housework and child care (i. e., did 45 to 55 percent), those who did a moderate amount (30 to 45 percent), and those who did little (30 percent or less). Of all the traditional men, 22 percent shared, 44 percent did a moderate amount, and 33 percent did little. (These add up to 99 percent instead of 100 percent because percentages were rounded off.) Of all the transitional men, 3 percent shared, 10 percent did a moderate amount, and 87 percent did little. Of the egalitarian men, 70 percent shared and 30 percent did a moderate amount. The numbers are small but suggestive.