Divided Time: Gender, Paid Employment and Domestic Labour

1st Edition

Richard Layte

Routledge
Published November 9, 2018
Reference - 190 Pages
ISBN 9781138311626 - CAT# K390830
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

Published in 1999. Housework and child care are a major part of most peoples lives. The growth of part time work amongst women is just one example of the way our economy is structured to accommodate this fact. Yet very little research has been done on this subject in Britain and what little has been done tends to be small scale and impressionistic. This book examines how couples divide their time between domestic and paid work and the effect that tensions between the two can have. It provides valuable evidence on how domestic work is organized and why, when women are more likely to be employed than not, men have not increased their share of domestic work. Representative evidence is combined with previous small scale research to show how private troubles are related to massive social and economic changes in British society. Evidence of this sort has never been presented before in the British context.

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