ERIC Number: EJ819094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Perceived Equity in the Gendered Division of Household Labor
Braun, Michael; Lewin-Epstein, Noah; Stier, Haya; Baumgartner, Miriam K.
Journal of Marriage and Family, v70 n5 p1145-1156 Dec 2008
Despite huge imbalances in the division of housework between women and men, previous studies have found perceptions of equity on the part of women to be much more frequent than feelings of injustice. Taking a comparative perspective on the basis of International Social Survey Program (ISSP) 2002 data (N = 8,556), we find that, on the individual level, the explanatory frameworks that have been found to influence the actual inequality of household division of labor (time availability, resource dependence, and gender ideology) contribute to the explanation of perceptions of equity, in that they interact with the inequality of the household division of labor. On the country level, the gender-wage ratio and the average level of inequality are important predictors.
Descriptors: Females, Family Life, Predictor Variables, Housework, Family Environment, Gender Issues, Sex Stereotypes, Justice, Social Attitudes, Social Values, Sex Role
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