According to an article in Live Science, new research shows that dads who share in household chores, have daughters with higher career ambitions.
Researchers gave questionnaires to 196 elementary-school-age boys, 167 elementary-school-age girls and at least one parent of each asking about gender stereotypes, gendered behavior and, for parents, division of household labor. They found that women, even those who work outside the home, shouldered more of the housework burden than men (shocker!), but if Dad shared in chores, their daughter were more likely to say she wants to work outside the home as an adult.
“The daughters of egalitarian men are also more likely to have broader, less gendered interests — they’re less hemmed in by stereotypes that say girls should only play house or dress in pink,” states the article. “These daughters were more likely to play with Transformers as Barbie dolls.
So come on dads—throw a load of clothes in the washing machine, grab that vacuum and go make those beds. Do it for your daughters!