22 Dec 2023

The gender divide on household chores, tips from same-sex couples

From Afternoons, 1:25 pm on 22 December 2023

Vacuuming, doing the weekly shop, remembering to bring in the washing...all the things that make up unpaid household labour.

How do you split these jobs at home? Are you happy with that split?

New research from Massey University reveals same-sex couples divide household chores more fairly than heterosexual couples.

Sociologist Alice Breban looked into this alongside co-author Glenda Roberts, she speaks to Jesse.

Close up of the vacuum cleaner, focus on the brush, woman cleaning the carpet. Home, housekeeping concept

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