Egalitarian Parenting = Ambitious Girls

September 8, 2014

Researchers at the University of British Columbia recently discovered that daughters with dads who do more household chores are increasingly likely to pursue careers that are not stereotypically feminine.

But it can’t be all talk!  One of the head researchers, Alyssa Croft, noted that this phenomenon doesn’t happen when parents only pay lip service to egalitarian roles. Apparently equality in marriages only has a substantive effect on children when it goes beyond mere talk. We shouldn’t need a research team to tell us that, but it is nevertheless a much needed reminder that equality means action.

Read the article from Quartz.com here. 

The link is short, so be sure to watch the embedded YouTube clip of Alyssa Croft discussing some of the research team’s findings.

posted by Corbin Lambeth

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