Working wives, working husbands
Published in cooperation with the National Council on Family Relations [by] Sage Publications, 1985 - Family & Relationships - 167 pages
Using data from two US national studies of how husbands and wives allocate time to housework, Pleck determines the relative degree of overload experienced by working wives. He concludes that although overload still exists, it is on the decline, because 'men's time in the family is increasing while women's is decreasing'. The author identifies a 'value shift in our culture towards greater family involvement by husbands'; this accounts for the increase in household involvement both by men whose wives work, and by men whose wives do not. However, many men still do not want to participate in housework to the same degree as women. This book is a timely and provocative study. It raises many significant questions and issues relevant to studies of contemporary society, by examining the ways in which changes in the family occur due to women's employment.
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Series Editors Foreword
Basic Patterns of Family Work and Paid Work
Paid Work Sex and Sex Role Ideology
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Adjusted R2 analysis Blood and Wolfe's breadwinner role broader Conditioning Effect Desire for Greater diaries difference between coefficients division of family division of labor effect of sex employed husbands employed wives employment status Employment Survey estimates family adjustment family involvement family participation family roles family variables feminism Gecas greater husband participation groups hours per day hours per week household housework and childcare husbands and wives husbands of employed impact Increment less level of family males marital marriage men's family moderating effect non-employed wives paid work role parental status perform Pleck predicted predictors proportion psychological involvement Quality of Employment relationship relative respondents Robinson role overload hypothesis sample satisfaction sex role attitudes sex role ideology Sex Role Liberalism spend spouses studies subgroups TABLE total work load traditional two-earner couples variance want their husbands wife wife's wives are employed wives want women Youngest Child 0-5