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It stayed at ~35% for men who didn't finish high school, and women stay at ~68% at all times and all level of education

... But it's something.

Source: https://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12937-018-0347-9/figures/1

It stayed at ~35% for men who didn't finish high school, and women stay at ~68% at all times and all level of education ... But it's something. Source: [https://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12937-018-0347-9/figures/1](https://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12937-018-0347-9/figures/1)

11 comments

[–] PaperDelusions 30 points (+30|-0)

I think it's fundamental to learn how to cook, wash clothes, clean before finishing hs. These are super valuable skills that will make you less dependent on others. I'm glad the percentage increased

[–] ellienoire 15 points (+15|-0)

Growing up, we had home ec required for both sexes, where you learned how to cook. I don't see why this isn't required in every school.

[–] WatcherattheGates 14 points (+14|-0)

I used to cook for the family 'cos gender roles, but then I got sick and my husband had to take over. Turns out he is a far, far better cook than I, so he kept the job even when I got better. I think these days it's not as gendered a role as it was when I was younger. Most young women I know today say they never learned how to cook.

My be-penised Nigel has flaws a many- but he has the kids and I do the money making, and he’s cooks 5-6 nights a week.

I love to cook too just am usually too tired during the week with work and kids.

Agree that it’s one of the most useful and necessary skills to have. And so much cheaper too. And once you know what you’re doing- you’ll usually like your food way more than most restaurant food!

[–] madderthanhell 7 points (+7|-0)

That's a radical increase. Self-reported?

[–] Archie [OP] 5 points (+5|-0)

Good question, you made me check. Here is the relevant part of methods ; tl dr: no

The sample consists of randomly selected households who have completed their final interview in the Current Population Survey. Within each household, one individual over age 15 is randomly selected to participate. Computer-assisted telephone interviews probe respondents on time use during the previous 24-h period. Participants report activities and the duration of activities, which are then coded by ATUS staff into activity types using the ATUS Activity Coding Lexicon, which is a three-tiered classification system [26]. The current analysis includes pooled data from 2003 to 2016 for adults aged 18 to 65 years on non-holidays. Outliers were excluded for reported cooking time (> 8.5 h/day), representing the top 0.1% of the distribution. The final analytical sample included 139,219 respondents.

My sister and I slipped through the cracks. She’s in her late 60s, I’m in my late 50s, we both had home eco (which didn’t touch remotely on economics or household management) at our schools, and know squat about cooking. She learned because she hooked up with a regenerate misogynist who would never do it for himself. I never learned. Heating frozens was as much as I did. Now I’m in a retirement village that provides one cooked meal a day (good food, too). I loathe food cooking, always have. It’s too stressful. I’m not that fond of eating, either.

[–] Mother-of-Rats 4 points (+4|-0)

I HATE cooking so told my husband that he cooks or we eat take out every night. Currently we have an arrangement where he cooks 5 nights a week and we cook together on Saturday night. sundays we have family dinner at my mother’s house so that’s a freebie for both of us.

[–] worried19 2 points (+2|-0)

I never learned how to cook and neither did my partner, so we learned together after we graduated and got our own place. We split things so neither of us cooks more than the other.

[–] maypelsyrup 1 points (+1|-0)

I've met men who think cooking is just browning unseasoned ground meat in a pan and eating it. Or cooking pasta with canned sauce or eggs with no vegetables. Or my favorite, reheating canned chili on stovetop while adding garlic powder.

[–] spacykate 2 points (+2|-0)

Browned meat with no seasoning or making any kind of meal out of it sounds disgusting. Its not that hard to make meat loaf or shepherd's pie or something.