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MUET MARCH 2012
QUESTION 1
Surveys were carried out in 1990 and 2010 on young married professionals to determine their share of parental and household responsibilities. Using only the information provided, compare the responsibilities of male and female married professionals. In your answer, you are to link the information provided in the table with the newspaper headlines. You should write 150 to 200 words. Table 1 : Parental and Household Responsibilities of Young Married Professionals | 1990| | 2010| |

| Male (%)| Female (%)| Male (%)| Female (%)|
Shop for groceries| 25| 75| 50| 50|
Prepare meals| 10| 90| 30| 70|
Clean the house| 25| 75| 25| 75|
Organize outings| 30| 70| 60| 40|
Attend to sick children| 10| 90| 30| 70|
Help with children’s homework| 35| 65| 45| 55|
Home repairs| 95| 5| 95| 5|
Laundry| 0| 100| 10| 90|
More female professionals competing for jobs
Malaysian Times , 9 July 2011
More female graduates than male

Daily News , 10 July 2011

Sample A
Answer submitted by blogwalker Gohah Jung:
The table compares the share of parental and household responsibilities between male and female married professionals in 1990 and 2010. Overall, the males’ share of responsibilities showed an increasing trend except for home repair and house cleaning. In 1990, shopping for groceries was done by 25% males and 75% females. In 2010 that responsibility was equally shared by both parties. Doing laundry was done 100% by the wives in 1990 but in 2010, 10% of husbands did it. The biggest responsibility increase by the males was in organizing outings. In 1990 only 30% husbands did it but it doubled to 60% in 2010.There was no change in share percentage for home repairs and house cleaning where the figures remained at 95% by males and 90% by females respectively. Attending to sick children and preparing meals were mainly done by the women at 90% each. There was a slight change in...

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