Who Does What and How Much Do They Do? Gender and Total Work Time

Title:
Who Does What and How Much Do They Do? Gender and Total Work Time
Authors:
Shelton, Beth Anne; John, Daphne
Abstract:
It is clear that among dual-earner couples wives typically spend less time in paid labor and more time on housework than husbands, although there have been few studies comparing women's and men's total workloads. In this paper we examine the total workloads of women and men in dual-career marriages and assess the distribution of time between paid work and housework. Our findings indicate that, even among couples where both husband and wife work what can be considered full-time, gender differences in the allocation of time to paid work and housework persist. Men continue to invest more time in paid labor and women in housework even when there is an equitable allocation of total workload. The pattern is the same for couples with unequal total workloads.
Citation:
Shelton, Beth Anne, and Daphne John. 1999. "Who Does What and How Much Do They Do? Gender and Total Work Time." Sociological Focus 32(3): 287-302.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
DATE ISSUED:
1999-08
Department:
Sociology
Type:
Article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1080/00380237.1999.10571142
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00380237.1999.10571142
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/605726

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dc.contributor.authorShelton, Beth Anneen
dc.contributor.authorJohn, Daphneen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-18T13:50:04Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-18T13:50:04Zen
dc.date.issued1999-08en
dc.identifier.citationShelton, Beth Anne, and Daphne John. 1999. "Who Does What and How Much Do They Do? Gender and Total Work Time." Sociological Focus 32(3): 287-302.en
dc.identifier.issn0038-0237en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/605726en
dc.description.abstractIt is clear that among dual-earner couples wives typically spend less time in paid labor and more time on housework than husbands, although there have been few studies comparing women's and men's total workloads. In this paper we examine the total workloads of women and men in dual-career marriages and assess the distribution of time between paid work and housework. Our findings indicate that, even among couples where both husband and wife work what can be considered full-time, gender differences in the allocation of time to paid work and housework persist. Men continue to invest more time in paid labor and women in housework even when there is an equitable allocation of total workload. The pattern is the same for couples with unequal total workloads.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00380237.1999.10571142en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00380237.1999.10571142en
dc.subject.departmentSociologyen_US
dc.titleWho Does What and How Much Do They Do? Gender and Total Work Timeen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalSociological Focusen
dc.identifier.volume32en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.startpage287en_US
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Sociological Focusen
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