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80 percent of Croatian men don’t help with the housework

By  Apr 11, 2017

According to the latest survey from the Ivo Pilar Institute on gender inequality in household chores, Croatian men improved considerably since 1990s, although they still aren’t over eager to do the housework.

The survey showed that only 7 percent of Croatian men like to iron, 10 percent of them cook, 11 percent do the dishes, whilst a massive 80 percent of them don’t participate in any of the household chores.

On the other hand, when it comes to activities such as buying food or cooking, Croatian men participate in a somewhat higher percentage, but they participate less in routine and every day chores.

''In the old days men participated in these activities in a very low percentage, only when it came to barbecuing, the rest was done only by women'', explained Inga Koludrovic-Tomic, the author of the survey.

As far as men in the region are concerned, Slovenian men are a little better than Croats, almost 17 percent of them like to cook. However, Bosnian men are far worse that Croats, a miserly 5 percent of them cook.

Furthermore, Croats scored a better percentage when it comes to taking children to school (21%), taking children to a park to play (15%), whilst 10 percent of them do the homework with their children.

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