The costs of sharing: wives' employment and husbands' mental health.

@article{Rosenfield1992TheCO,
  title={The costs of sharing: wives' employment and husbands' mental health.},
  author={Sarah Rosenfield},
  journal={Journal of health and social behavior},
  year={1992},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={213-25}
}
Although there is general concern about the psychological effects of gender stratification, we know relatively little about the particular aspects of inequality that affect men and women's mental health. This paper proposes that inequalities in power and demands associated with gender are particularly consequential for well-being. Previous analyses on married women support this perspective: wives' employment is positive for women's well-being to the extent that it increases their income… CONTINUE READING

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