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Couples
There is inequality between couples when it comes to
housework; there is also inequality when it comes to
resources and decision making within the family too!!!




Resources and decision making:
Barrett and McIntosh:

o Men gain far more from women's domestic work than they give back in financial support…

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Couples
There is inequality between couples when it comes to
housework; there is also inequality when it comes to
resources and decision making within the family too!!!



Domestic violence:
Domestic violence: physical, sexual, psychological or financial violence that within a relationship. Common view justifying
domestic violence is that there are…

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The impact of paid work:
Is the trend towards both partners working leading to more equal division in domestic tasks, where the `new man' does his
share of the work or is it adding to women's burden of doing housework as well as paid work? It is very unlikely…

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The domestic division of labour:
Parsons: instrumental and expressive roles:
Husband: instrumental role: the breadwinner
Wife: expressive role: full-time housewife
This division is based on biological differences where women are
naturally better at housework, while men are best at providing. This
division is beneficial for men, women, children and…

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