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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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Beliefs about Maternal Employment

Beliefs about Maternal Employment

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(p.147) Chapter Eight Beliefs about Maternal Employment
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Dividing the Domestic
Author(s):
Maria Charles, Erin Cech
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804763578.003.0008

This chapter describes the variability in women's attitudes toward maternal employment across 32 industrial, transitional, and developing countries and territories. Drawing on surveys for these countries, this chapter demonstrates the cross-national variation in public opinion regarding maternal employment. Exploring this variability can help contextualize the ideologies of motherhood and can provide insights on the ideals of full-time maternal care for children in the home.

Keywords:   maternal employment, cross-national variation, public opinion, motherhood, maternal care

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