Japanese government data indicates the more time a husband spends on housework and childcare on days off, the more likely his wife is to have another child. Photo: Shutterstock

Why have paternity leave in Japan if dads don’t help out?

  • Almost a third of Japanese mothers report that their partners do little to help out around the house while they’re on paternity leave
  • The figures are perhaps unsurprising given Japanese men do less housework than their counterparts in any other developed country
Topic |   Parenting: newborns to toddlers
Japanese government data indicates the more time a husband spends on housework and childcare on days off, the more likely his wife is to have another child. Photo: Shutterstock
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