ERIC Number: EJ916590
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
If Men Do More Housework, Do Their Wives Have More Babies?
Craig, Lyn; Siminski, Peter
Social Indicators Research, v101 n2 p255-258 Apr 2011
We analyze data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey waves 1-6, to investigate whether the housework and childcare contributions of coupled Australian men with one child affect the likelihood that their wives will have a second child. We find no evidence that the way housework or childcare is shared has an effect, nor that the amount of men's contribution to housework or childcare has an effect. In addition, the effect of men's housework and childcare time on fertility does not appear to be mediated through its effect on their wives' housework and childcare.
Descriptors: Spouses, Foreign Countries, Housework, Males, Surveys, Correlation, Child Care, Birth, Family Size
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Australia