Domestic Labour Revision Mindmap

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  • Division of Labour in Contemporary families: equal or not?
    • Feminist View
      • Women work, have kids and do household jobs
      • Inequal divide
      • Take on the burden of 3 responsibilities (triple shift)
        • Domestic work
        • Paid work
        • Emotional work
          • Managing the emotions and feelings of family members whilst trying to control of their own emotions
      • Crompton and Lyonette - 2008
        • Cultural Explanation of Inequality
          • Domestic labour is determined by patriarchal norms and values, shaping gender roles
        • Economic / Material Explanation of Inequality
          • As women usually earn less, it's economically rational for them to do more of the housework and childcare
            • Evidence: Kan found that for every £10,000 a year more a woman makes, she does 2 hours less housework per week
    • March of Progress View
      • Men are taking on more domestic chores that would've been traditionally carried out by women
      • Views of domestic labour are changing
      • Attitudes about who should do which domestic chores have changed
      • Women are working outside of the home and do less housework
    • Talcott Parson - 1955
      • Equal, but different labour
      • Husband - instrumental role (the breadwinner)
      • Roles taken on by the member of the household are beneficial for everyone
      • Division of labour is based on biological differences
      • Wife - expressive role (primary socialiser)
    • Willmott and Young - 1973
      • Women's rights in employment - can work full-time
      • Roles are changing due to society changing
      • Increased leisure time - couples spend more time together
      • suggests domestic labour is gradually becoming more equal
      • Development of domestic devices - housework more efficient
      • Symmetrical roles - they're different, but still similar


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