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Do you think being a housewife is out-of-date?

 
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Nakashima Yukiko



Joined: 26 Jun 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2003 7:12 pm    Post subject: Do you think being a housewife is out-of-date? Reply with quote

Hi! My name is Yukiko. I'm a junior college student in Japan.

The other day, I heard in a business administration lecture about childbirth adjustment in office.  A working woman can’t have a baby when she feels like it. She must think about her job and her colleagues at work. I didn't quite agree about the idea when I heard it.
Recently in Japan, it is easy for mother to work, owing to the child-care-leave system and other systems. I am strongly opposed to mothers going to work.

In Japan, traditionally the father makes a living at work after marriage, and the mother attends to housework as a full-time-housewife in an ordinary family. When I was a child, my mother was a housewife, too. It is important for a very young child that the mother is always home.

In recent years, I heard quite a few children buy dinner at a store and have it alone at home. I can't bear to think of it! But recently in Japan, it seems that people think being a housewife is out-of-date.

What is your opinion? Could you answer the questions below?

(Everyone answers Questions 1 to 7)
1. What is your sex? [male / female]

2. How old are you?

3. Are you married? [yes / no]

4. Do you think being a housewife is out-of-date? [yes / no]

5. When you were a child, was your mother a housewife? [yes / no]

6. [If “yes” for Question5]
What do you think about the mother not staying home for young child?

7. [If “no” for Question5]
What do you think about the mother not staying home for young child now?
And what did you think about that when you were a child?

(Only married men answer Question 8 to 10)
8. Do you and your wife both go out to work? [yes / no]

9. [If “yes” for Question 8]
What do you think about your wife going to work?
And do you want your wife to always stay home? [yes / no]

10. [If “no” for Question 8]
What do you think about your wife not working and staying home?
And do you want your wife to go to work? [yes / no]

(Only single men answer Question 11)
11. Do you want your wife to become a housewife or to go to work when you get married?
[become a housewife / go to work]

(Only married women answer Question 12 to 14)
12. Are you a housewife? [yes / no]

13. [If “yes” for question 12]
What do you think about working mothers?

14. [If “no” for question 13]
What do you think about being housewives?

(Only single women answer Question 15)
15. Do you want to be a housewife or a working mother when you get married?
[Housewife / working mother]


Thank you for your cooperation.
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Zanthrick



Joined: 31 Mar 2003
Posts: 51
Location: IA, USA

PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hrmm, this feels redundant :O

1. What is your sex? [male / female]
male

2. How old are you?
21

3. Are you married? [yes / no]
no

4. Do you think being a housewife is out-of-date? [yes / no]
yes

5. When you were a child, was your mother a housewife? [yes / no]
no


7. [If “no” for Question5]
What do you think about the mother not staying home for young child now? And what did you think about that when you were a child?

I think it's important for someone to be there, but I don't think it has to be the mother. We usually had a baby sitter or went to our grandparents house. It didn't bother me all that much when we had to stay home alone though.


(Only single men answer Question 11)
11. Do you want your wife to become a housewife or to go to work when you get married?
go to work.
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Corey



Joined: 23 Mar 2003
Posts: 446
Location: Costa Rica

PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2003 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. male
2. 31
3. yes
4. no
5. no
6. there is no 6 ??!!
7. One parent needs to be at home. Doesn't matter which one.
8. yes
9. She will stay home when we have a baby. She wants to.

Good luck,

Corey
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