Innocenti Research Briefs Children’s Involvement in Housework: Is there a case of gender stereotyping? Evidence from the International Survey of Children's Well-Being AUTHOR(S) Zlata Bruckauf; Gwyther Rees Published: 2017 Innocenti Research Briefs 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. + - Cite this publication | No. of pages: 3 | Thematic area: Child well-being, Child Work and Labour | Tags: child well-being, gender equality, household surveys, households, learning, socialization of children × COPY BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION Zlata Bruckauf; Gwyther Rees 2017 Children’s Involvement in Housework: Is there a case of gender stereotyping? Evidence from the International Survey of Children's Well-Being . , pp. 3.