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AUTHOR(S)

Zlata Bruckauf; Gwyther Rees
unicef -
LANGUAGE:
English
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ABSTRACT

Evidence from national studies in developed and developing countries suggests that girls spend more time on housework. The most common explanation relates to behaviour modelling as a mechanism of gender role reproduction: children form habits based on parental models. This brief shows that participation in household chores is an essential part of children’s lives. There is a common pattern of a gender gap between boys’ and girls’ daily participation in housework across a diverse range of socio-economic and cultural contexts in 12 high-income countries. The persistence of this gap points to gender stereotyping – a form of gender role reproduction within a family that potentially can reinforce inequalities over the life-course.

 

SERIESInnocenti Research Briefs
SERIES No. 2017-17
DATE OF PUBLICATION2017
PAGES3