LONDON, May 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most people in emerging and developed economies believe men are now more involved in parenting than ever before, with many saying the role of women should not be confined to the home, a global survey indicated on Tuesday.
Nearly 70 percent of people thought men had a "greater responsibility for the home and childcare" than they had ever had, according to a survey of 18,180 adults across 22 countries including India, United States, Indonesia, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, Mexico and Britain.
Balancing work and family was the biggest challenge that prevented women's participation in the labour force in developed and emerging economies, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a recent study.
A World Economic Forum study last year found efforts to close gender gaps in workforce participation and pay had slowed so dramatically in the past year that men and women may not reach economic equality for another 170 years.
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