Fathers are more likely to use a handyman to do their home improvements, resulting in a big increase in male domestic labour.
It is thought that because fathers are unable to reduce their working hours during the week, they prefer to spend time with their children on the weekend rather than complete DIY home improvement and minor repairs.
This has resulted in an increase of foreign handyman, many of which from Eastern Europe. It is thought that 16% of domestic sector workers in the UK were born abroad, an increase of 7% since the early 1990s.
According to reports from Hull University and the London School of Economics a third of the work force is male.