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BBC: Why LGBTQ couples split household tasks more equally

Published on 11 March 2021 at 08:55

Together with my colleague Ylva Moberg, I was interviewed for the BBC about why same-sex couples divide their tasks more equal than different sex couples across a diverse range of countries. 

Ylva and I are part of the GENPARENT project, that focusses on same-sex parents accross Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. In this project we show that parenthood generates more inequality in couplel's tasks division for different-sex couples than for same-sex couples. 

In an article in the Journal of GLBT family studies, co-authored with dr. Eva Jaspers and prof. dr. ir. Tanja van der Lippe, we show that same-sex couples divide their household tasks more equally than different sex couples in Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and the UK. 

 

More information on why LBGTQ couples divide their household tasks more equally, also when a pandemic hits, can be found in the BBC article


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