Power, Autonomy and Division of Labor in Mexican Dual-Earner Families

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University Press of America, Dec 1, 2001 - Social Science - 183 pages
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Power, Autonomy and Division of Labor in Mexican Dual-Earner Families examines the levels of decision-making power and autonomy of Mexican married women within the household, and the effect that several individual and context characteristics have on each of these two dimensions of women's status. By combining quantitative information from a Mexican national Survey and qualitative information from in-depth interviews to members of marital couples, Irene Casique provides a general overview of Mexican women's status in the household. A central question of this study is whether or not Mexican married women's economic participation brings about changes on the wife's relative power and autonomy within the household, as well as on the husband's contribution to housework and childcare.

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Contents

Objectives and Hypotheses
1
Theoretical Background
17
Womens Autonomy and Household Divison of Labor
23
Copyright

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Irene Casique is Associate Professor, Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

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