author={Laura Sanchez and Elizabeth Thomson},
  journal={Gender \& Society},
  pages={747 - 772}
This study used two waves of the National Survey of Families and Households (1987 to 1988 and 1992 to 1994) to examine the effect of the transition to parenthood on the division of labor among married couples, hypothesizing that parenthood would produce a more differentiated gender division of labor, but that attitudes and preparental division of labor would moderate parenthood. There were no effects of parenthood nor direct or moderating effects of gender attitudes on husbands' employment or… 
Sons, Daughters, and the Parental Division of Paid Work and Housework
Children play an important role in shaping the division of labor within couples. This study examines whether the impact of parenthood on the household division of paid work and housework is moderated
Fathers' employment in a father-friendly welfare state: does fatherhood affect men's working hours?
An important aim of Norwegian work–family policies is to enhance the family role of fathers. Time-use surveys show a slight increase in fathers’ family work, but we still know little about the
Influences of Women’s Employment on the Gendered Division of Household Labor Over the Life Course
Drawing on data from a panel study of White women spanning 31 years, the analyses suggest that the husbands of women who accumulate more employment experience over the course of marriage perform a relatively larger amount of routine housework than the fathers of women with shorter employment histories.
Maternal Labor Market Return, Parental Leave Policies, and Gender Inequality in Housework
This study investigates how the duration of the work interruption and the labor market status of mothers upon their return affect the division of housework in couples after a birth. By observing
Race and Gender in Families and at Work
This study uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth to explore the intersections of gender and race on fathers' labor market outcomes. Fixed-effects models reveal that for married
Declines in Marital Satisfaction Among New Mothers: Broad Strokes Versus Fine Details
Key Words: life events and/or transitions, National Survey of Families and Households, parenthood, wives' employment. Dew and Wilcox (2011), in this issue, provide important insights into the family
The Gendered Division of Household Labor over Parenthood Transitions: A Longitudinal Study in South Korea
Recent research from the gender revolution perspective suggests that men’s increasing involvement in the family domain accounts for the positive association between fertility and female labor force
Pathways through the life course: the effect of relationship and parenthood transitions on domestic labour
This chapter examines variations in time spent on domestic labour and perceptions of the fairness of the domestic division of labour as men and women transition through two key life course events,
Household characteristics and women's work patterns: compromising familial care work and non-familial paid employment
This paper is concerned with the relationship between women's work patterns and their household sharing types. It draws on the findings from a larger research project, which examined the generational
From partners to parents: The gender division of domestic work, parenthood, and relationship quality of British couples.
This thesis explores changes in the division of paid and domestic work when British couples become parents. It investigates whether the increase in gender inequality that often occurs may be an


Household Labor and the Routine Production of Gender
This paper explores how twenty dual-earner couples with school-aged children talk about sharing child care and housework. In about half of the families, fathers are described as performing many tasks
Balancing Act: Motherhood, Marriage, and Employment among American Women
This study began as a revision of the authors 1986 study entitled American Women in Transition. "In recognition of the change in womens lives we begin this book with an overview of childbearing
Determinants of fathers' participation in family work.
Determinants of fathers participation in child care and household chores are examined in an interview study of 160 US caucasian middle-class mothers and fathers. This study examines maternal
Fathers and Parental Leave
This research examined the parental leave-taking behaviors and attitudes of a sample of 550 U.S. men whose wives/partners were pregnant, in a longitudinal design that assessed them during the middle
Women's Employment and Family Relations: A Review.
Research concerning effects of womens employment on families is reviewed for the past decade. Researchers have changed an earlier assumption of negative effects on marriages and children but they
Economic Dependency, Gender, and the Division of Labor at Home
  • J. Brines
  • Economics, Sociology
    American Journal of Sociology
  • 1994
Why does housework remain "women's work"? Some scholars argue that economic dependency comples wives to exchange unpaid labor for a share of the husband's income. Others claim that wives perform
Measuring the Division of Household Labor
Despite a large body of research on the household division of labor, surprisingly little is known about how husbands and wives divide their family work time across a variety of domestic tasks. What
Predicting the Sharing of Household Labor: Are Parenting and Housework Distinct?
Using a representative sample of married couples with preschool-aged children in the United States, this study analyzes the conditions under which husbands share household tasks conventionally
Men's Housework: A Life Course Perspective.
Using a representative sample of married couples with children in the United States, this study explored how the timing of the transition to parenthood is associated with later divisions of domestic
Transitions to Parenthood
Marital processes that may underlie the apparent decline in satisfaction with marriage in partners becoming parents for the first time are explored, with support for three hypotheses.