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Table 1.1 Who carries out small repairs in the house? 2013. Per cent Table 1.2 Who does the laundry in your household? 2013. Per cent 14 CHAPTER 1 Man Woman Always me 3.2 46.0 Mostly me 4.0 29.5 My spouse/partner and I share it fairly evenly 21.7 16.7 Mostly my spouse/partner 33.5 4.9 Always my spouse/partner 36.5 1.4 A third person 1.1 1.4 Don't know 100.0 100.0 N= 471 491 Source for Tables 1.1 and 1.2: SurveyBanken, Aalborg University, Department of Political Science, http:// www.survey-banken.aau.dk. Data collected in 2013. the woman take the majority of the parental leave because it is most practical economically for the family, but is it also the best solution for the woman in the long term? The fact that women take most of the parental leave may have several conseat his workplace. In addition, the parental leave is also about economy. Since men earn more than women, see Table 1.4, it will often be more expensive for the family if the man takes paternity leave than if the woman takes maternity leave. This means that many families choose to let Man Woman Always me 51.8 1.2 Mostly me 37.2 5.1 My spouse/partner and I share it fairly evenly 8.1 15.3 Mostly my spouse/partner 1.3 44.2 Always my spouse/partner 0.6 31.2 A third person 0.6 2.9 Don't know 0.4 0.2 Total 100 100 N= 471 491 Table 1.3 Number of 'child's first sick day' taken by mum according to dad, per municipality. 2015. Per cent Municipalities (mum's share in per cent in brackets) In these municipalities, dad helps the most in Tårnby (60.5), Frederiksberg (61.1), København (61.6) and Allerød (62.9) In these municipalities, father helps the least on Samsø (89.5), Ærø (86.7), Fanø (78.9) and Vesthimmerland (77.2) Source: www.fagbladet3f.dk, March 7, 2016.


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