WHY I LOVE MOM, persoonlijk verhaal

Wat zegt zo'n verhaal over de betrouwbaarheid van statistieken 

De geloofwaardigheid van statistieken

Niet alles is in statistieken te vangen. We hebben grote twijfels over de statistieken die het aantal uren aangeven dat door mannen en vrouwen besteed wordt aan zorg en huishouden. Immers, mannen overschatten vaak hun inbreng en capaciteiten, terwijl vrouwen zichzelf vaak onderschatten.

Zaken als zorg en huishouden zijn moeilijk in uren uit te drukken. Als je boodschappen gaat doen met je kinderen, is dit dan huishouden of zorg, of tel je deze uren dubbel? Wordt borstvoeding geven in de nacht als zorg meegeteld? Is je auto wassen huishouden? Is je zoon/dochter aanmoedigen bij een voetbalwedstrijd zorg?  Hoe zit het bij ziekte en vakanties?

Een mooi voorbeeld uit de praktijk is de bijlage uit de Factsheet - lang.



Mom and Dad were watching TV when Mom said, ‘I’m tired, and it’s getting late. I think I’ll go to bed.’
She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day’s lunches. Rinsed out the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugar container, put spoons and bowls on the table and started the coffee pot for brewing the next morning. She then put some wet clothes in the dryer, put a load of clothes into the wash, ironed a shirt and secured a loose button.

She picked up the game pieces left on the table and put the telephone book back into the drawer.
She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket and hung up a towel to dry. She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom. She stopped by the desk and wrote a note to the teacher, counted out some cash for the field trip, and pulled a textbook out from hiding under the chair.
She signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped the envelope and wrote a quick note for the grocery store.
She put both near het purse.
Mom then washed her face, put on moisturizer brushed and flossed het teeth and trimmed het nails. Dad called out, ‘I thought you were going to bed.’
‘I’m on my way, ‘she said. She put some water into the dog’s dish and called the cat in, then made sure the doors were locked. She looked in on each of the kids and turned out a bedside lamp, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks in the hamper, and had a brief conversation with the one still up doing homework. In het own room, she set the alarm, laid out clothing for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack. She added three things to het list of things to do for tomorrow.
About that time, Dad turned off the TV and announced to no one in particular, ‘I’m going to bed.’ And he did … without another thought.
Anything extraordinary here? ……
Wonder why women live longer ….
We are stronger …. made for the long haul 
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