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Question: Consider a family with a child under school age. What, in your opinion, is the best way for them to organise their family and work life?
Choices: "The mother stays at home and the father works full-time." "The mother works part-time and the father works full-time." "Both the mother and the father work full-time." "Both the mother and the father work part-time." "The father works part-time and the mother works full-time." "The father stays at home and the mother works full-time."
Data: % of "Both the mother and the father work part-time."
Period:
Area:
31 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Netherlands44.2%
2 Sweden39.2%
3 Switzerland29.7%
4 Iceland26.6%
5 Norway21.5%
6 Spain18.9%
7 Mexico16.4%
8 Denmark15.3%
9 Germany14.7%
10 France14.0%
11 Belgium13.8%
12 Finland12.5%
13 Australia10.4%
13 Ireland10.4%
15 Austria10.2%
16 Chile9.0%
17 Portugal8.0%
18 Canada6.2%
19 United States6.1%
20 United Kingdom5.4%
21 Republic of Korea4.8%
22 Israel4.7%
23 Lithuania4.6%
24 Slovenia3.8%
25 Turkiye2.9%
26 Poland2.7%
27 Latvia2.6%
28 Czech Republic2.3%
29 Hungary1.3%
30 Japan 1.1%
31 Slovakia0.8%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany.

No data for 7 countries.

Source
ISSP 2012

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = 3.111114 X +6.374
Correlation coefficient (r)0.526
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.277

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = 116008.846965 X +32103.767
Correlation coefficient (r)0.484
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.234

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = 13.803208 X +78.379
Correlation coefficient (r)0.400
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.160

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = 0.070772 X +1.598
Correlation coefficient (r)0.023
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.001

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data31
Regression equation
Y = -4.373762 X +10.981
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.117
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.014