A new study done by the Australian Institute of Family Studies indicates that Australian fathers are doing considerably less household chores and child-care as their wives.

The AIFS study says that Aussie fathers do less than 30% of the household chores, and only a small bit more of the child care.

A glimmer of hope in the study is that 63.7% of fathers say that they’d like to be more involved around the home, but feel that they can’t because of work responsibilities. On the other side of the coin, 63% of working Aussie men say that helping with child care and other domestic duties didn’t get in the way of work. I have no idea how that math works out, but I’m guessing it has something to do with the metric system.

Parental Leave pay in Australia can be transferred between parents – and as of July 2012, working fathers will also be eligible for two weeks Paid Paternity Leave.

If you’re interested in reading the whole report, you can grab it here.

Sauce: International Business Times