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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 Politics of Housework

The Politics of Housework

(p.59) Chapter Four The Politics of Housework
Dividing the Domestic

Lynn Prince Cooke

Stanford University Press

Couples's division of housework varies across class, ethnic, temporal, as well as country contexts. In this chapter, policy differences that give rise to distinctive divisions of domestic work are analyzed. It examines how policy differences influence the balance of women's and men's time in the home and the workplace in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The chapter also links gender inequality with class inequality and observes that couples with higher incomes have greater parity in their division of housework.

Keywords:   housework, policy differences, domestic work, time, workplace, Australia, United Kingdom, United States, gender inequality, class inequality

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