Division of Labor Economics 2

Division of Labor Economics 2 - Marriage, Work, and...

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Marriage, Work, and Economics
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2001 median income husband sole provider $50,926 dual-earner families $73,407 wife sole provider $39,560 2002 – majority of women in low-paying, low status jobs Dual-earner versus dual-career dual earners mentally healthier than full-time housewives
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Family work – the work that is performed in the home without pay (e.g. housekeeping, household maintenance, caring for children, etc.). Paid work – the work that is done for salary or wages. Families as an economic unit
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Why study household labor? Lots of time is spent on it. Potential benefits - For example - Tied to women’s marital satisfaction and lower depression. Rapid increase in women’s labor force participation Issue of Power
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Women in the workforce # of women in the workforce almost doubled Decision to remain in the workforce after children impacts future employment
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Stats In 2002: Married couples with children under 18
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2009 for the course FSHD 257 taught by Professor Payne during the Spring '09 term at Arizona.

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