Men and Women Differ on Marriage Roles

A majority of young men and women want an equal marriage, sharing monetary contribution, housework and child care, reports Lisa Wade, PhD, from data gathered in Kathleen Gerson‘s book, The Unfinished Revolution.

However, when the demands of work and family interfere with their ideal marriage, men and women differed when Gerson asked them what marriage they would like if they couldn’t have their ideal equal marriage.

Seventy percent of the men wanted to be the primary breadwinner and have their wives concentrate of homemaking and the children.

Seventy five percent of the women said they would rather be divorced and raising kids alone than give up their careers and be a housewife.