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How Appreciated Do Wives Feel for the Housework They Do?


  • Yun-Suk Lee
  • Linda J. Waite


Sense of appreciation for the work one does contributes to subjective well-being and relational satisfaction, but few studies examine the factors that may affect levels of recognition for household labor. We formulate and test hypotheses based on the effort-reward imbalance model in occupational health research to investigate the extent to which married women feel that the work they do around the house is appreciated. Copyright (c) 2010 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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  • Yun-Suk Lee & Linda J. Waite, 2010. "How Appreciated Do Wives Feel for the Housework They Do?," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 91(2), pages 476-492.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:91:y:2010:i:2:p:476-492

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