Opinion on traditional gender roles in Japan 2019, by gender

According to a survey on gender equality conducted in 2019, a majority of more than 63 percent of female respondents in Japan disagreed with the statement that a husband should work outside of the home while a wife takes care of the household. While a majority of men also disagreed with traditional gender roles, the share among men was slightly lower than among women.

Attitude on traditional gender roles regarding work duties among people in Japan in 2019, by gender

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period


Number of respondents

2,645 respondents

Special properties

1,407 female and 1,238 male respondents

Supplementary notes

Respondents were asked whether they agreed or disagreed with the following statement: "The husband is expected to work outside the home, while the wife is expected to take on domestic duties."

Missing percentage points to 100 percent are probably due to rounding.

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