A distant 2nd behind Sweden in Sevilla-Sanz’s ranking of egalitarian society was Scandinavian neighbor Norway, then Northern Ireland, Great Britain, and the United States. Austria and Japan were tied for the lowest ranking on the list of egalitarian societies.
The study, also reveals that in more egalitarian nations there is less of a social stigma against males taking on what may be traditionally viewed “women’s work”.
As a result, men in egalitarian countries feel they can more readily participate in household work, according to Sevilla-Sanz, increasing the chances of them finding a spouse and setting up a well-functioning home.
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