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Stereotypes are alive and well.

MEN think women should be responsible for running the home, while women rely on their partners to be the main breadwinner, a survey shows.

Gender stereotypes appear to be alive and well, with 44% of men saying the attribute they most valued in their partner was that they took care of the home, according to Yorkshire Building Society.

This was closely followed by the fact that they did the cooking, cited by 39% of men, and the cleaning, which was important to 33%.

By contrast nearly 38% of women valued the fact that their partner provided financial stability.

Only one in five women thought it was important that their partner cooked or took care of the home, while just 12% wanted a partner who would help with the cleaning.

Men were also far less concerned than women about having a partner who listened to them, with only 31% saying that this was important for a good relationship.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 28, 2008
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