Survey shows caring responsibilities disproportionately affect women

A survey commissioned by Home Instead has shown that family carer responsibilities are disproportionately affecting women. 

Key stats from the research (conducted by Savanta, who spoke to 2000 people across the UK) include:   

  • There is greater expectation on women to meet caring responsibilities than men, according to 88% of females and 65% of men. 
  • Similarly, 84% of females think we need to rethink the role of women as default carers in society – a view shared by 66% of males. 
  • Some 62% of female and 42% of male carers believe men are not doing enough to help with ageing parents. 
  • And 77% of females and 62% of males believe women should demand the burden of care be shared more equally with men. 

This survey forms part of Home Instead’s ‘Take Care’ Campaign. Find out more about ‘Take Care’ here: 

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