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ERIC Number: EJ746737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
The Division of Household Labor in Germany and Israel
Lewin-Epstein, Noah; Stier, Haya; Braun, Michael
Journal of Marriage and Family, v68 n5 p1147-1164 Dec 2006
We compare the patterns of household division of labor in Germany and Israel--two countries that share key elements of the corporatist welfare regime but differ in their gender regimes--and evaluate several hypotheses using data from the 2002 International Social Survey Program. Although time constraints and relative resources affect the division of household labor and women's housework in both societies, we find that in Germany the gender order of household labor is more rigid, whereas in Israel the spouses' linked labor market status exerts distinctive effects. We also find significant relationships between gender ideology and the division of household labor. We discuss the theoretical advantages of approaching the comparative study of gender inequality from the vantage point of family and gender regimes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; Israel