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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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Economic Inequality and Housework

Economic Inequality and Housework

(p.105) Chapter Six Economic Inequality and Housework
Dividing the Domestic

Sanjiv Gupta

Marie Evertsson

Daniela Grunow

Magnus Nermo

Liana C. Sayer

Stanford University Press

This chapter investigates the relationship between socioeconomic inequalities among women and disparities in the time they spend on housework. It analyzes the gap related to income differences of women in Germany, Sweden and the United States. The chapter compares this economic disparity in the time spent by women on housework with respect to the gender gap in domestic labor within each country.

Keywords:   socioeconomic inequalities, housework, Germany, Sweden, United States, gender gap, domestic labor

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