Father's Day survey: 32 % don't want kids
The China Post news staff
August 8, 2008, 12:00 am TWN
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- It's not Father's Day for all, according to a 1111 Job Bank survey which indicated that 32 percent of childless men don't particularly want offspring. Top reasons cited were child-rearing costs, emotional encumbrance and the current state of educationin Taiwan.
The survey showed also a near 40 percent of men who could improve on expressing affection verbally to their children, with 20.19 percent of fathers having never said the words "I love you" to them and 18.75 percent unable to remember the last occasion they did.
Regarding domestic duties, a 8.41 percent of happy Taiwanese menfolk expressed "great enthusiasm" towards chores such as garbage dumping and sorting, sweeping, mopping and dish washing. Around 24 percent plead "moderate liking." 40.54 percent of men helped around the house "often," 39.2 percent "occasionally," and 3.82 percent "not at all."
The survey was conducted between July 22 and August 4 through email. The sample size was 523, with 53.92 percent of the responses from men who were men single and childless, 6.31 percent married and childless, 6.88 percent single with children and 32.98 percent married with children.