Title:
The Division of Household Labor
Authors:
Shelton, Beth Anne; John, Daphne
Abstract:
In this chapter we review research on the division of household labor and its consequences. The review summarizes research focused on issues of measurement, including research on methods of gathering data on housework time and time use in general and discussions of various ways to operationalize the division of household labor. Some attention is paid to historical and theoretical work on housework and women's responsibility for it in particular, followed by a more detailed discussion of current empirical approaches to explaining the division of household labor as well as criticisms of these approaches. Finally, we review research that examines the consequences of the division of household labor, focusing on those studies that examine its impact on labor force participation and wages, marital and family satisfaction, psychological well-being, and perceptions of fairness.
Citation:
Shelton, Beth Anne and Daphne John. 1996. "The Division of Household Labor." Annual Review of Sociology 22: 299-322.
Publisher:
Annual Reviews
DATE ISSUED:
1996-08
Department:
Sociology
Type:
Article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1146/annurev.soc.22.1.299
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/605552

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dc.contributor.authorShelton, Beth Anneen
dc.contributor.authorJohn, Daphneen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-15T19:09:57Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-15T19:09:57Zen
dc.date.issued1996-08en
dc.identifier.citationShelton, Beth Anne and Daphne John. 1996. "The Division of Household Labor." Annual Review of Sociology 22: 299-322.en
dc.identifier.issn0360-0572en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/605552en
dc.description.abstractIn this chapter we review research on the division of household labor and its consequences. The review summarizes research focused on issues of measurement, including research on methods of gathering data on housework time and time use in general and discussions of various ways to operationalize the division of household labor. Some attention is paid to historical and theoretical work on housework and women's responsibility for it in particular, followed by a more detailed discussion of current empirical approaches to explaining the division of household labor as well as criticisms of these approaches. Finally, we review research that examines the consequences of the division of household labor, focusing on those studies that examine its impact on labor force participation and wages, marital and family satisfaction, psychological well-being, and perceptions of fairness.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherAnnual Reviewsen
dc.identifier.doi10.1146/annurev.soc.22.1.299en
dc.subject.departmentSociologyen_US
dc.titleThe Division of Household Laboren_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalAnnual Review of Sociologyen
dc.identifier.volume22en_US
dc.identifier.startpage299en_US
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Annual Review of Sociologyen
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