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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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The Institution of Marriage

The Institution of Marriage

(p.175) Chapter Nine The Institution of Marriage
Dividing the Domestic

Carrie Yodanis

Stanford University Press

This chapter focuses on the cultural ideals of the institution of marriage and the implications of changing cultural beliefs about marriage for the domestic organization of households. It uses survey data to rank countries on the importance placed on intimacy in marriage and examines how dominant beliefs about marriage within countries are related to a less gendered division of housework between spouses.

Keywords:   marriage, cultural beliefs, households, intimacy, gendered division, housework, spouses, domestic organization

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