Example: Home and Household Management Essay

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Perian Hall
Sociology 151
Engaging Sociology pg 335

* In many households, household tasks are highly gendered. As recently as the 1980s, wives and daughters spent two or three times as much as fathers and sons in household tasks such as cleaning and laundry and yard work. However, the tides have been shifting, and while they are not entirely equal, they are more balanced. * 1. What is the division of labor (by gender) for household maintenance in your family? 2. How did it evolve? 3. Is it considered fair by all participants? 4. How does it compare with the data in figure 10.2 * Housework - 90% female, 10 % male, food preparation and cleanup – 60% female 40% male, Lawn and garden care 40% female, 60% male, Household management, 100% male, when asked if they find it fair they replied yes and stated that it evolved more when the wife became a stay at home mom which led for her to take up more of the household chores. (couple number 1) * Housework – 90% female, 10% male, food preparation and cleanup – 95% female, 5% ,male, Lawn and garden care – 10% female, 90% male, Household Management – 90% female, 10% male, when asked if they find it fair the reply was yes, and stated that they feel the one at home most should do most of the household chores. (couple number 2) * Housework – 95% female, 5 % male, Food preparation & cleanup 90% female 10% male, Lawn & garden care 40% female, 60% male, Household management – 50% female, 50%…