Publication


Arnaud Régnier-Loilier
Do Couples Share Household Tasks Differently after the Birth of a Child?
The Contemporary Family in France, Springer International Publishing, 2015,
URL, JabRef BibTex, Abstract
Using data from the first two waves of the French Generations and Gender Survey (GGS), conducted in 2005 and 2008 with the same respondents, this chapter looks at changes in how household tasks are divided between partners and examines how the partners’ levels of satisfaction evolve after the birth of the first child. While there were few changes in household organization in France in the 3 years separating the two survey waves, we do observe sharper inequalities within couples who had a child between 2005 and 2008, due in part to women’s reduced labour force participation. Moreover, women’s greater burden of housework goes together with greater share of parenting tasks, which explains their higher level of dissatisfaction (compared to men) after the birth of first child.

Reference


@inbook{Régnier-Loilier2015e,
  author = {Arnaud Régnier-Loilier},
  title = {Do Couples Share Household Tasks Differently after the Birth of a Child? },
  year = {2015},
  booktitle = {The Contemporary Family in France},
  publisher = {Springer International Publishing},
  pages = {251-273},
  url = {http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-09528-8_12#page-1},
  timestamp = {04.12.2014},
  abstract = {Using data from the first two waves of the French Generations and Gender Survey (GGS), conducted in 2005 and 2008 with the same respondents, this chapter looks at changes in how household tasks are divided between partners and examines how the partners’ levels of satisfaction evolve after the birth of the first child. While there were few changes in household organization in France in the 3 years separating the two survey waves, we do observe sharper inequalities within couples who had a child between 2005 and 2008, due in part to women’s reduced labour force participation. Moreover, women’s greater burden of housework goes together with greater share of parenting tasks, which explains their higher level of dissatisfaction (compared to men) after the birth of first child.}
}

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