Working Time as Gendered Time

  title={Working Time as Gendered Time},
  author={Carmen J. Sirianni and Cynthia Negrey},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  pages={59 - 76}
Household-labor time and market-labor time are organized in part through the social structure of unequal gender relations. Generally, women do more household work than men, women's market work is undervalued, and the greatest rewards for market work accrue to men. The career model of employment is biased in favor of men who have few household responsibilities. Even noncareer seniority-sensitive job paths assume male incumbency with limited competition from household responsibilities. In this… 

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