Housework, paid work, and depression among husbands and wives.

  title={Housework, paid work, and depression among husbands and wives.},
  author={Jonathan Glass and Takao Fujimoto},
  journal={Journal of health and social behavior},
  volume={35 2},
The National Survey of Households and Families was used to test competing explanations of how the distribution of housework and paid work among couples affects depressive symptomatology. Considerations of equity predict that the fair distribution of labor across spouses will alleviate depression, while role theory predicts that the performance of multiple, engaging roles will inhibit depression, irrespective of equity across spouses. Results confirm that paid employment is associated with… CONTINUE READING