Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University, Levanon St., Tel Aviv 69978, Israel.
Perceived Equity in the Gendered Division of Household Labor
Version of Record online: 21 NOV 2008
© National Council on Family Relations, 2008
Journal of Marriage and Family
Volume 70, Issue 5, pages 1145–1156, December 2008
How to Cite
Braun, M., Lewin-Epstein, N., Stier, H. and Baumgärtner, M. K. (2008), Perceived Equity in the Gendered Division of Household Labor. Journal of Marriage and Family, 70: 1145–1156. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2008.00556.x
This article was edited by Velma McBride Murry.
- Issue online: 21 NOV 2008
- Version of Record online: 21 NOV 2008
- division of labor;
- fairness and equality;
- multilevel models
Despite huge imbalances in the division of housework between women and men, previous studies have found perceptions of equity on the part of women to be much more frequent than feelings of injustice. Taking a comparative perspective on the basis of International Social Survey Program (ISSP) 2002 data (N = 8,556), we find that, on the individual level, the explanatory frameworks that have been found to influence the actual inequality of household division of labor (time availability, resource dependence, and gender ideology) contribute to the explanation of perceptions of equity, in that they interact with the inequality of the household division of labor. On the country level, the gender-wage ratio and the average level of inequality are important predictors.