Journal article

Division of housework and his and her view of housework fairness: A typology of Swedish couples

Leah Ruppanner, Eva Bernhardt, Maria Branden

DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH | MAX PLANCK INST DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND Housework studies have long documented a fairness paradox, whereby unequal divisions of housework are evaluated as fair. Gender equality, both at home and at work, is strongly normative in a highly egalitarian country like Sweden, but not always matched by an equally egalitarian situation in the family which are often viewed as fair. OBJECTIVE To explore the relationship between housework-sharing and perceived fairness of this division, using both partners' reports, to identify how Swedish couples cluster across these measures and what individual characteristics predict cluster membership. METHODS Using the couple-level design of the 2009 wave of the Young Adult Panel Study (YAPS,..

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