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Unformatted text preview: 1 Soc 120: Marriage and the Family Lecture 16: Work and Families II Prof. Elwert Review Female labor force participation Reasons for increase (pull/push) Mothers time with children Remarkable fact: despite higher fem LFP, time spent with children may not have declined 2 Preview Mothers time with children Why has it not systematically decreased? Housework & care work Second shift Accommodations, strategies, reasons Power & authority Family myths Hochschild: Nancy and Evan Holt Mothers Time With Kids Bianchi: female LFP hasnt systematically reduced mothers time with children. Recently, theres even been an increase in moms time with kids What s going on? 1. People overestimate time non-employed women spend w/ kids 2. ~half of employed married women w/ young kids only work part time 3. Mechanization & outsourcing housework Less housework in general over time Employed women do even less housework 4. Men do more housework (but still gender gap), freeing up...
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course SOCIOLOGY 120 taught by Professor Elwert during the Fall '11 term at Wisconsin.
- Fall '11