The dual burden: the impact of paid work

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What is a "dual burden"?
Paid and un-paid work
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How do feminists believe that this benefits patriarchy?
Men benefit both from women's earnings and from domestic labour
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What evidence do Elsa Ferri and Kate Smith (1996) provide for this?
Based on a sample of 1, 589 33 year old fathers and mothers, the father took the main responsibility for the childcare less than 4% of the time
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What did Lydia Morris find about how uneployment affected men?
Men who suffered a loss of their masculine role as a result of becoming unemployed saw domestic work as women's work and therefore avoided it
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What did Xavir Ross find about how unemployment affected men?
Families where the man was not in paid work and his partner works full-time, male domestic labour matches that of his partner (19 hours a week)
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What happens when women cannot afford full-day childcare?
Women remain trapped in a vicious circle of childcare responsibilities and low-paid, part time employment
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How do feminists believe that this benefits patriarchy?

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Men benefit both from women's earnings and from domestic labour

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What did Lydia Morris find about how uneployment affected men?

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