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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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Concluding Thoughts on the Societal Context of Housework

Concluding Thoughts on the Societal Context of Housework

(p.241) Chapter Twelve Concluding Thoughts on the Societal Context of Housework
Dividing the Domestic

Sonja Drobnič

Stanford University Press

The increased participation of women in the labor market and other public spheres have changed the patterns of domestic work, resulting in a widespread pattern of men doing more housework and women doing less. A cross-national comparison helps understand stability and variability in household work in contemporary societies and the context in which these changes occur. This concluding chapter summarizes the contribution of comparative research in the analysis of household work arrangements in different societies and points out the new research findings that emerge from the cross-national study of the division of household labor.

Keywords:   labor market, domestic work, housework, household work, arrangements, cross-national study, household labor

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