Women’s attitudes toward divorce and family may be changing, according to a recent survey by a marriage information service council that found that 28 percent of single women in their 20s and early 30s feel married couples should not separate if they have children.
That percentage represents a radical drop from the 52.3 percent who felt the same way in a similar 1994 survey conducted by the Prime Minister’s Office.
Nearly 46 percent of single men in the same age group believe couples with children should not divorce, the latest survey indicated. The survey tapped about 1,000 singles aged 20 to 34 who are hoping to marry in the near future.
When asked whether they could be single parents, 59.2 percent of the men and 55 percent of the women polled said there would be “no problem if they themselves are happy.”
The survey also found that 25.8 percent of the women responding preferred to be housewives without jobs, compared with 10 percent in a similar 1995 survey.
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