Posts Tagged ‘doing gender’

Just when you thought it was all political mumbo jumbo…I’ve stumbled onto some papers on division of household unpaid work (aka: chores) and child caring.  Ooh juicy! And pertinent to every life! Perfect for testing out the theories on all my friends…

The main question is how couples divide up household tasks, how they’ve arrived at that proportion, and why have these things been changing over the years. You’d be surprised, but its been studied in all sorts of fields, including economics, political science, demography, gender studies, and psychology.  Theoretical models include Institutional Effect; Specialization; Time Constraints;  Social Exchange/Economic Bargaining; and Gender Ideology/Socialization.  If you’re into it, I’d be really excited to send you more info.

And now….two questions for you:

[I’m still not sure how I feel about this polling methodology, so write-in responses via the comments section are most welcome!]


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