11 - Balancing Work and Family

11 Balancing Work - Balancing Work and Family Division of Household Labor Issues 1 Invisible/low status/repetitive 2 Industrialization =

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Division of Household Labor Issues 1. Invisible/low status/repetitive 2. Industrialization = traditional roles 3. Labor saving devices - mixed blessing Less time Increased standards of cleanliness and meal prep 4. Value Opportunity cost – what homemakers would earn if employed Replacement cost – hourly earning gained in labor market for similar job
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Division of Labor cont. 5. Occupational inequalities Lower pay for women (earning gap ~ $.70) Double shift for women Men contribute to tasks that can be postponed (e.g. repairs, yard work) Mr. Mom rare and stigmatized 6. Child care Biggest domestic component Increases housework and reduces work hrs Child care programs do not accommodate irregular work schedules Not always affordable to those who need it most
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Division of Labor cont. 7. Effect on paid work Women working alters authority patterns Separate bank accounts, decisions on major purchases Employers feel women have less of a commitment to work
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This note was uploaded on 01/15/2012 for the course SOCI 200 taught by Professor Bartolic during the Winter '11 term at The University of British Columbia.

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11 Balancing Work - Balancing Work and Family Division of Household Labor Issues 1 Invisible/low status/repetitive 2 Industrialization =

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