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Table 2 Correlation between factors and responses to the questions in the World Value Survey (2008)

From: Thinking as the others do: persistence and conformity of sexual double standard among young Italians

  Traditional division of responsibilities Working women Different caring attitudes
A pre-school child suffers with a working mother −0.299 0.659 0.347
What women really want is a home and children −0.377 0.694 −0.161
Being a housewife is as fulfilling as having a paid job −0.479 0.490 0.445
A job is the best way for women to be independent 0.692 0.204 −0.412
Husband and wife should both contribute to the HH income 0.702 0.260 −0.269
Fathers are as well suited to look after children as mothers 0.568 0.282 0.537
Men should take the same responsibility for home and children 0.605 0.347 0.360
Observations 1.100
  1. Notes: high values of the statements indicate strong disagreement