Is Anyone Doing the Housework? Trends in the Gender Division of Household Labor

@article{Bianchi2000IsAD,
  title={Is Anyone Doing the Housework? Trends in the Gender Division of Household Labor},
  author={S. Bianchi and Melissa A. Milkie and Liana C. Sayer and J. Robinson},
  journal={Social Forces},
  year={2000},
  volume={79},
  pages={191-228}
}
Time-diary data from representative samples ofAmerican adults show thatthenumber ofoverall hours ofdomestic labor (excluding child care andshopping) has continued to decline steadily and predictably since 1965. This finding is mainly due todramatic declines among women (both in and out of thepaidlabor market), whohave cuttheir housework hours almostin halfsince the 1960s: abouthalfofwomen's 12-hour-per­ week decline can beaccountedfor bycompositional shifts - such asincreased labor force… Expand
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