There’s No Gender Gap In Caregiving For Pets. So Why Is There A Gap For Child Care?

If you’re worried about gender equality in caregiving, here’s some advice: get a dog.

Analysis of recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that among people who take care of pets, duties are essentially divided evenly, with men actually averaging a couple more minutes a day on pet-related chores than women. But despite the old adage that pets are good practice for parenthood, the gender gap in child care in the United States tells a very different story.

This article was originally published in The Huffington Post.