This Father’s Day (19 June), British men will spend 24 minutes caring for children, for every hour done by women. This makes UK parents officially the worst in the developed world at sharing their childcare responsibilities, according to the Fatherhood Institute's Fairness In Families Index (FIFI), published today.
Overall, the UK comes 12th out of 22 countries in the FIFI, which brings together a basket of measures to compare countries’ progress towards the goal of gender equality; it has dropped three places since 2010.
On the indicator which compares the amount of childcare done by men and women, Portuguese men do the most: 39 minutes for every hour done by women, compared to 24 minutes per hour in the UK. Read the full story »