Washington : A new study suggests that dads who help with household chores are more likely to raise daughters who aspire to less traditional, and potentially higher paying, careers, says ANI.

While mothers’ gender and work equality beliefs were key factors in predicting kids’ attitudes toward gender, the strongest predictor of daughters’ own professional ambitions was their fathers’ approach to household chores.  “This suggests girls grow up with broader career goals in households where domestic duties are shared more equitably by parents,” lead author Alyssa Croft, a PhD Candidate in the University of British Columbia’s Dept. of Psychology, said.

Even when fathers publicly endorsed gender equality, if they retained a traditional division of labour at home, their daughters were more likely to envision themselves in traditionally female-dominant jobs., such as nurse, teacher, librarian or stay-at-home-mom.

“Despite our best efforts to create workplace equality, women remain severely under-represented in leadership and management positions,” Croft said.

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