Wright, E.O.; Shire, Karen; Hwang, S.L.; Dolan, M.; Baxter, J.:

The Non-Effects of Class on the Gender Division of Labor in the Home: Sweden and the United States

In: Gender & Society, Jg. 6 (1992) ; Nr. 2, S. 252-282
ISSN: 1552-3977, 0891-2432
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Soziologie, Sozialwissenschaften
Abstract:
This article explores the relationship between class and the gendered domestic division of labor by examining how the contribution by husbands to housework in dual-career families varies across the class system. The article uses data from the United States and Sweden. The findings indicate that location in the class structure is not a powerful or systematic determinant of variations in the division of labor across households.