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ERIC Number: EJ735035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
Gender Ideology, Household Behavior, and Backlash in Urban China
Pimentel, Ellen Efron
Journal of Family Issues, v27 n3 p341-365 2006
This article analyzes gender attitudes and behaviors of husbands and wives across three urban Chinese cohorts. While women remain egalitarian in gender ideology across cohorts, the percentage of men who hold egalitarian gender attitudes declines significantly across cohorts. At the same time, the division of household labor has become somewhat less inequitable for women; however, their expectations of equality appear to have changed faster than the division of labor. Men's attitudes reflect a backlash to egalitarian pressures from their wives and the state, with significantly negative implications for their partner's marriage quality. (Contains 13 notes, 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China