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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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Can State Policies Produce Equality in Housework?

Can State Policies Produce Equality in Housework?

(p.79) Chapter Five Can State Policies Produce Equality in Housework?
Dividing the Domestic

Shirley Dex

Stanford University Press

This chapter considers whether it is possible to devise effective state policies to achieve equality in household labor between men and women. It begins by examining the types of policy interventions used by the government and their effects on work behavior. It then considers whether policy intervention in men's and women's shares of unpaid work is possible or realistic.

Keywords:   state policies, equality, household labor, policy interventions, work behavior, unpaid work

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