According to a report recently published by the London School of Economics, the demand for handymen in London is increasing substantially due to middle class fathers trying to balance work and family life more effectively.
Although “domestic” jobs have been traditionally dominated by women working as nannies and cleaners, estimates suggest that the male domestic work force has risen from 17% in the early 1990s, to 27% at the turn of the millennium and now as many as 39% of out-sourced jobs done in and around the home are done by a man.
The vast majority of these jobs are normally straightforward for a London handyman, but for a busy, working father it is much more convenient to use the services of a handyman in London rather than buy materials and tools to perform the job themselves. This is especially true when the mother of the family also works and chores such as cooking, cleaning and washing are shared between husband and wife.
Researchers also found that the increase on demand for handymen in London is reflected in the nationalities working as local handymen in London, with 57% of all London handymen surveyed in the report being born outside of the U.K.
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