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Dividing the DomesticMen, Women, and Household Work in Cross-National Perspective$
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Judith Treas and Sonja Drobnič

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780804763578

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804763578.001.0001

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Why Study Housework?

Why Study Housework?

(p.3) Chapter One Why Study Housework?
Dividing the Domestic

Judith Treas

Stanford University Press

This book examines how married people divide the household work and the variations in domestic practices across countries. It systematically relates these country differences in the division of housework to national differences in welfare regimes, social policies, employment structures, and cultural expectations.

Keywords:   household work, domestic practices, national differences, welfare regimes, social policies, employment, cultural expectations, housework

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