Persistent policy effects on the division of domestic tasks in reunified Germany

Cooke, Lynn Prince (2007) Persistent policy effects on the division of domestic tasks in reunified Germany. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 69 (4). 930 -950. ISSN 0022-2445. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

We are only beginning to unravel the mechanisms by which the division of domestic tasks varies in its sociopolitical context. Selecting couples from the German SocioEconomic Panel who married between 1990 and 1995 in the former East and West regions of Germany and following them until 2000 (N = 348 couples), I find evidence of direct, interaction, and contextual effects predicting husbands' hours in and share of household tasks but not child care. East German men perform a greater share of household tasks than West German men after controlling for individual attributes and regional factors. Child care remains more gendered, and the first child's age proves the most important predictor of fathers' involvement. These findings further our understanding of how the state shapes gender equity in the home.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: cross-national comparative; division of labor; housework; longitudinal analysis
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Louise Dorman
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 17:43
Last Modified: 15 May 2014 10:46
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2189 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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