Publication


Letizia Mencarini, Daniele Vignoli
Employed Women and Marital Union Stability: It Helps When Men Help
Journal of Family Issues, 2017
URL, JabRef BibTex, Abstract
Recent studies query standard microeconomic predictions of a positive association between women’s economic independence and marital union dissolution. This paper investigates whether and how the gender division of labor channels the impact of women’s employment on marital union disruption, utilizing data on heterosexual couples from the 2003 and 2007 waves of the Italian nationally representative Generations and Gender Survey and applying techniques of mediation analysis. The researchers suggest that women’s employment does not have a negative effect per se on union stability, and that women’s paid work becomes detrimental to the stability of the union only if the men’s contribution to unpaid work is limited.

Reference


@article{Mencarini2017a,
  author = {Letizia Mencarini, Daniele Vignoli},
  title = {Employed Women and Marital Union Stability: It Helps When Men Help},
  year = {2017},
  journal = { Journal of Family Issues},
  url = { http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/ abs/10.1177/0192513X17710283 },
  timestamp = {14.08.2017},
  abstract = {Recent studies query standard microeconomic predictions of a positive association between women’s economic independence and marital union dissolution. This paper investigates whether and how the gender division of labor channels the impact of women’s employment on marital union disruption, utilizing data on heterosexual couples from the 2003 and 2007 waves of the Italian nationally representative Generations and Gender Survey and applying techniques of mediation analysis. The researchers suggest that women’s employment does not have a negative effect per se on union stability, and that women’s paid work becomes detrimental to the stability of the union only if the men’s contribution to unpaid work is limited. }
}

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