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Een longitudinale kijk op de gender-verdeling van huishoudelijke taken

Authors: Dimitri Mortelmans orcid logo , Winfried Ottoy , Martine Verstreken

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    Een longitudinale kijk op de gender-verdeling van huishoudelijke taken

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Empirical research in the USA, France and Belgium show that women remain responsible for the largest part of the domestic work (Jacobs e.a., 1997; Jacobs e.a., 1998; Laufer, 1998; Spitze, Loscocco, 1999). Many studies have shown that the increased participation of women in the labour market has not forced an equal division of labour in households. Household tasks are still defined predominantly as "female" tasks while others are expected to be done by men. In this article, the stability of the household-labour in partner-relations over time, from the viewpoint of "task load" of individuals is looked upon. The analysis is based on empirical data from the panel study of Belgian Households (PSBH). The longitudinal database offers the opportunity to combine a cross-sectional analysis with a longitudinal dimension. The results show that at the end of the 90's women are not only doing most of the household labour, they are often predominantly, if not exclusively, responsible for the household labour.

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Mortelmans, D., Ottoy, W. & Verstreken, M., (2003) “Een longitudinale kijk op de gender-verdeling van huishoudelijke taken”, Tijdschrift voor Sociologie 24(2-3), 237. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/sociologos.86581

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20 May 2003
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