Couples - Impact of paid work

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DUAL BURDEN

  • Women deal with paid work and unpaid work at home
  • Little evidence of a 'new man'
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EMOTION work

  • Caring for other family members
  • 'Labor of love'
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LESBIAN couples and GENDER SCRIPTS

  • View childcare positivly
  • Equal relationships
  • Expectations and norms of a relationship (DUNNE)
  • Give equal importance to both partners careers
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COMMERCIALISATION of HOUSEWORK

  • Housework has become 'commercialised'
  • Supermarkets, fast food, laudery - reduces amount of domestuc labor
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GERCHUNY: trend towards EQUALITY

  • Wives who work part time - 82% of housework
  • Wives who don't work - 83% of housework
  • Wives who work full time - 73% of housework
  • Couples who had parents that shared tasks equaly are more likely to have equality
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