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British Researchers: Nordic Men Make the Best Husbands

11. November 2009 by James 0 Comments

A recent Oxford University study found that Swedish and Norwegian men make the best husbands since they have no problems helping out around the house. While those rugged Australian men came in last.


Oxford Professor Almudena Sevilla-Sanz set out to see if marriage rates in first world countries were connected to the roles of men and women and view on who is responsible for housework and childcare.

 

Who and What 

The study found that women living in nations where men had a strong belief in equal rights and had no trouble doing chores were more likely to marry.


Researchers interviewed 13,500 men and women between the ages of 20-45 from 11 counties and asked questions about gender, gender roles, housework and children.  In each nation men and women with similar educational levels and ages where evaluated.

 

Rankings

Here is the list of nations of men that make the best husbands according to the Oxford study:
1. Norway
2. Sweden
3. Great Britain
4. United States
5. Netherlands
6. Ireland
7. New Zealand
8. Japan
9. Germany
10. Austria
11. Australia

 

Breaking it Down

"This study shows that in egalitarian countries there is less social stigma attached to men doing what was traditionally women's work," Sevilla-Sanz said in a statement.

The study also found that in nations with less of an egalitarian attitude women were between 20 and 50 percent less likely to be living with a man than those countries with a higher regard for equality.

 

What Men Want

Yet while the women prefer a man who vacuums, does the dishes, and helps out with the laundry, men were not so enthusiastic about housework.  The men favor a woman who is more traditional in performing housework and childcare.

 

Russian women however, are more traditional in their roles than their Western counterparts. See for yourself at HotRussianBrides.com.