Domestic and family work

Domestic and family work

If you strive to reconcile work and family life, you must also talk to your partner parents work, domestic chores must be distributed fairly between both of them. Women still carry the main load of domestic work. A recent study carried out by the Federal Office of Statistics shows, however, that men with young children (the youngest is under 7) are willing to take on more domestic work. Their domestic workload has steadily grown in the past ten years.

If you want to find out whether domestic work and childcare are distributed fairly in your family, check the questionnaire on The website also offers tips and advice for fair play at home.


Addresses and links

  • The Guide „ Fairplay at home“ by the Eidgenössisches Büro für Gleichstellung EBG*:


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