Australian men still tend to leave the dirtier aspects of household chores to their wives, a research has found.
A survey by nappy giant Kimberly-Clark covering 637 Australian mothers with children aged 0-3, revealed most homes still operate along traditional gender divides, News.com.au reports.
AdvertisementIt showed that 70 percent of mothers do the nappy changes, 72 percent the vacuuming, 80 percent the cleaning of bathrooms, 83 percent the laundry and 70 percent do the toilet training.
Men however, prefer doing traditional 'male household work' by clinging to garbage duties and yard work to earn their keep at home, the research found.
The research also found that men avoid the dirty work in child rearing and expect their wives to do it.
Social analyst David Chalke said he was not surprised with the results.
"There is still a hangover of traditional role division - he does the bins and gutters and she does the nappies," said Chalke.
"It follows what our mothers and fathers did," he added.
The research also showed that parents were happy to share the big decisions, such as childcare, vaccinations and education, with 79 per cent agreeing their partner became more involved as their child grew.