Dependence Within Families and the Household Division of Labour: A Comparison Between Sweden and the United States
2004 (English)In: Journal of Marriage and Family, ISSN 0022-2445, E-ISSN 1741-3737, Vol. 66, no 5, 1272-1286 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article assesses the relative explanatoryvalue of the resource-bargaining perspectiveand the doing-gender approach for the divisionof housework in the United States and Swedenfrom the mid-1970s to 2000. The data used arethe Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)and the Swedish Level of Living Survey. Overallresults show that housework was truly genderedwork in both countries during the entire period.Even so, the results indicate that, unlike Swedishwomen, U.S. women seem to increase theirtime spent in housework when their husbandsare to some extent economically dependent onthem, as if to neutralize the presumed genderdeviance on the part of their spouses.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
National Council of Family Relations , 2004. Vol. 66, no 5, 1272-1286 p.
bargaining, economic dependency, gender, housework, relative resources
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-23390OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-23390DiVA: diva2:191881
Part of urn:nbn:se:su:diva-282004-01-272004-01-272010-09-13Bibliographically approved