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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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Trends in Housework

Trends in Housework

(p.19) Chapter Two Trends in Housework
Dividing the Domestic

Liana C. Sayer

Stanford University Press

This chapter examines the cross-national variations in the timing and level of trends in gendered housework in nine western industrialized countries: the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. It documents the similarity in women's and men' housework time resulting from declines in women's and increases in men's housework. Analysis of 40 years of time diary data indicates a widespread pattern of men doing more housework and women doing less. The chapter also identifies the factors that influence the demand of household labor: marriage, parenthood, and paid employment.

Keywords:   gendered housework, housework, marriage, parenthood, employment, United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany

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