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Engendered housework. A cross-european analysis

  • Voicu, Bogdan

    (Research Institute for Quality of Life, Romanian Academy of Science)

  • Voicu, Malina

    (Research Institute for Quality of Life, Romanian Academy of Science)

  • Strapcova, Katarina

    (Institute for Sociology, Slovak Academy of Sciences)

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    Division of the housework within the couple is the topic of this paper. We are specifically interested if the gender is still salient in the sharing of the domestic works, and which is its relative importance when controlling for various factors such as education, income, spouses’ occupational status, the type of social policies within the respective society, its level of development etc. We focus our research on the European societies, exploiting the data of the European Quality of Life Survey 2003. We inspect the differences between societies and search for individual level and country level explanations of the time spent for housework. Multilevel analysis is employed to test the hypotheses depicted from the existing literature.

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    Paper provided by IRISS at CEPS/INSTEAD in its series IRISS Working Paper Series with number 2007-07.

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    Length: 16 pages
    Date of creation: May 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:irs:iriswp:2007-07
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    1. Voicu, Malina & Voicu, Bogdan & Strapcova, Katarina, 2006. "Housework and gender inequality across Europe," IRISS Working Paper Series 2006-11, IRISS at CEPS/INSTEAD.
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