Conjugal roles of the nuclear family - SEGREGATION OF ROLES

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SEGREGATION OF ROLES

HOUSEWORK        

Lader et al: Women spend 21 hours doing housework whilst men spend only 12 hours.

92% of women do housework per day compared with only 77% of men. Men normally do

DIY and women do domestic tasks like cooking and cleaning.

British Household Panel Survey 2005: Unemployed men resist doing housework

as they see it to be unmanly and to threaten their role as breadwinner.

Mckee & Bell: Unemployed men find it degrading to do housework and to be kept by their

wives.

CHILDCARE

Oakley 1974: Women didnt get childcare help from their husbands.

Mary Boulton: 20% of husbands had a major role in childcare. It is the mother who is

responsible for the childs security and wellbeing.

DECISION MAKING

Men usually give their wife

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