Journal article

Gender Equality and Restless Sleep Among Partnered Europeans

David J Maume, Belinda Hewitt, Leah Ruppanner

JOURNAL OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

Sleep is situated in the work–family nexus and can be shaped by national norms promoting gender equality. The authors tested this proposition using individual data from the European Social Survey matched to a country-level measure of gender equality. In individual-level models, women's sleep was more troubled by the presence of children in the home and partners' unemployment, whereas men's restless sleep was associated with their own unemployment and worries about household finances. In country-level models, the authors find that in nations that empower women and elevate their status, men and women alike report sounder sleep, and the gender gap in restless sleep is significantly reduced amon..

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