The impact of paid work

How many married or co-habiting women are in paid employment compared to 1971
More than 1/4 today, compared to less than half in 1971
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What does Man-Yee Kan say?
Income, age and education can have a positive negative correlation with the amount of housework women do. For every £10,000 increase in salary, there is a 2 hour reduction in housework
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What statistics did Gershuny find?
no work- 83% of housework, part-time- 82% of housework, full-time- 73% of housework
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What does Gershuny argue?
That there has been a gradual increase in equality between the sexes due to a shift in norms&values around paid work
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What does Sulivan say?
There is a trend towards equality in the home, men are taking on more traditionally female tasks )similar to the symmetrical family theory)
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What does Crompton say?
Agrees with Gershuny, although he thinks the trend towards equality is linked to earning power (money) rather than changing norms and values
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What are some statistics today?
men working FT- £27,300, women working FT- £20,592, difference per year- £6,708, difference per month- £559, difference in monthly take home pay- £374.53, difference over a lifetime- £250,000
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What does Crompton suggest?
That until we have truly equal pay between the sexes, then the division of labour in the home will remain unequal
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