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Younger men losing 'manly' skills

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Older men are more likely to jump start a car or change a tyre than their younger counterparts, research reveals.

Men over the age of 45 have far more basic so-called 'manly' skills than those aged in their 20s and early 30s, the survey from JCB Toughphones shows.

Just 15% of men aged 24 and under know how to jump-start a car, with 20% revealing they had never undertaken DIY or household chores.

Those aged between 25 and 34 also fell short in car maintenance, mechanical breakdown skills and DIY.

But, while younger men lacked in manly skills they excelled in the kitchen, with more than 70% able to bake.

In contrast three quarters of those in the 55 and over age group knew how to tackle wallpapering.

When it comes to manly-type jobs it seems the younger generation are becoming de-skilled, according to JCB Toughphones' Jason Kemp.

He added that the increase in modern distractions may have prevented younger men from gaining these skills.

published: 05/10/2012 17:00:01

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