The state of domestic affairs: Housework, gender and state level institutional logics
Leah Ruppanner, David J Maume
SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2016
Multi-level cross-national research consistently shows individual housework arrangements are structured by broader contexts of equality. Across this body of research, the United States is treated as a single entity. Yet, individual-level housework time may vary by state-to-state differences in institutional market, family and legislative logics. To test these relationships, we pair individual-level data from the American Time Use Survey (2003-2012; aged 18 to 64 n = 106,190) with three state-level indices - female labor force empowerment, family traditionalism and state government liberalism. For market institutional logics, we find wives and husbands spend more but mothers less time in hous..View full abstract
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This research was supported by the Australian Research Council DECRA (project number DE150100228). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the Australian Research Council.