Division of Labour in the family

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Wilmott & Young
'March-of-Progress' view, trend away form segregated conjugal roles towards the 'symmetrical family'
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Oakley 1974
critical of W&Y, argues their claims are exaggerated -little real evidence of symmetry. In her own research she found only 15% of husbands had a high level of participation in housework and 25% in childcare
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Warde & Hetherinton 1993
Found that 'sex-typing' of domestic tasks (doing the family laundry or servicing the family car). In general Warde & Hetherington found that men only did routine 'female/wife's' tasks when their partners were not there to do them!
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ONS (Office for National Statistics) 2000/01
Women still do more housework than men. On average women do over 2 hours a day while men do one.
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Gershuny 1994
Found that wives who worked full-time did less domestic work but still 73% of the hswk. Couples whose parents had more equal relationship were more likely to share hswk themselves
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Crompton 1997
She accepts Gershuny's evidence saying that the more a woman earns the more their male partners did in the home
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critical of W&Y, argues their claims are exaggerated -little real evidence of symmetry. In her own research she found only 15% of husbands had a high level of participation in housework and 25% in childcare

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Oakley 1974

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Found that 'sex-typing' of domestic tasks (doing the family laundry or servicing the family car). In general Warde & Hetherington found that men only did routine 'female/wife's' tasks when their partners were not there to do them!

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Women still do more housework than men. On average women do over 2 hours a day while men do one.

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Found that wives who worked full-time did less domestic work but still 73% of the hswk. Couples whose parents had more equal relationship were more likely to share hswk themselves

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