A controversial study out of Norway finds a higher rate of divorce amongst couples who share housework duties as opposed to women taking on the traditional role of homemaker.
The difference in statistic is difficult to dispute, with 50% more of couples who share household chores filing for divorce than the alternative. The research compiled however shows very little examples of cause-and-effect.
Some researchers claim the study highlights modern relationships, relationships less centered on values as much as equality and independence. The modern attitudes many of these couples exhibit are perhaps more susceptible to turning to options like divorce whereas a couple more concerned with values may never consider such things.
Norway, where the study was conducted, reportedly has a rich history of gender equality. Concerning housework however, women still take sole responsibility regionally in the majority of cases. Many of these women maintain they’re equally satisfied with their relationships compared to “progressive” couples.
A similar study has not since been conducted here in the US. Experts insist there are countless reasons for experts to file for divorce, reasons that create statistics not entirely reflective of the situation.