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Intra-Household Specialization in Housework in the United States and Denmark

  • Jens Bonke
  • Mette Deding
  • Mette Lausten
  • Leslie S. Stratton

Focusing on housework activities, we hypothesize that the degree of specialization is influenced by economic notions of efficiency, as well as by time constraints and egalitarian values. Copyright (c) 2008 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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Article provided by Southwestern Social Science Association in its journal Social Science Quarterly.

Volume (Year): 89 (2008)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 1023-1043

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