Lecture 16

Lecture 16 - 03:03 GenderDivisionofHouseholdLabor...

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03:03 Gender Division of Household Labor Lets look at some numbers Less housework overall- mechanization, lower standards, outsourcing Gender gap in housework has declined steeply Women still do more housework then men Continuing gender division in tasks- benefits men as there is less outdoor work and  repairs to do Care Work and Housework Care work: face to face activity in which on person cares for dependent other Childcare or eldercare Care housework as public good Care work increasingly outsources Problem: care work wage penalty Care workers earn about 25% less than people with comparable non-care employment-  womens work normatively devalued, creates public goods, free rider problem, job  satisfaction vs. wages Care work movement The “Second Shift” Important concept Men work a single shift in the labor market, working women work a second shift at home  after hours
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