Third of single women want to be full-time housewife in Japan

TOKYO, (PNA/Xinhua)– About 34.2 percent of single women aged 15 to 39 years old are willing to be a full-time housewife, local media reported Wednesday.

At the same time, only 19.3 percent of single men of the same age expressed positive views on the same matter, Kyodo News reported, citing a survey by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

According to the survey, the women respondents who did not want or somewhat did not want to be a full-time housewife totaled 38.5 percent. In contrast, about 30.2 percent of single men expressed negative views about the prospect of their spouses becoming a full-time housewife.

The survey was conducted over the Internet by a private think tank commissioned by the ministry. Responses came from a total of 3,133 men and women including those who were already married.

Women were also asked about the monthly take-home monthly pay they want their spouses to earn. The survey showed the largest 40.8 percent said between 200,000 and 300,000 yen followed by between 300,000 and 400,000 yen. Some 4.2 percent respondents said”income does not matter”.