Research Question 1: What housework
(amount and type) do you complete in a typical day?
Advances in technology also meant the housework
she does do is likely to be lighter than in past.
This is a belief by some women - and our study shows it's still rife - that men are unable to complete housework
to an acceptable standard.
As it goes, a fellow named Josh Katz reviewed data from the American Time Use Survey and compared how much housework
and caregiving "nonemployed'' Americans do.
Women are no longer trapped in the home - they can go out to work then come back and start the housework
The pressure to constantly keep on top of housework
appears to have women across the UK crying out for a household wingman - and that's where Flash comes in!
In 2013, for example, a study revealed that the average weekly housework
time for women was 17 hours, compared with just under six hours for men.
They found that couples who shared housework
were more sexually satisfied and had more sex.
Importantly, occupational sex composition is largely unrelated to housework
for single men or women," says McClintock, suggesting that "occupation influences housework
through interactions and negotiations between romantic partners.
Examining data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, McClintock also found that, when married or cohabiting women work in traditionally female jobs, they increase the amount of time they spend on housework
, compared to when they are employed in heavily-male occupations, while their husbands or partners decrease the amount of time they spend on this type of activity.
The research, done by University of Notre Dame Sociologist Elizabeth Aura McClintock, shows that when married or cohabiting men are employed in heavily female occupations, like teaching, childcare work, or nursing, they spend more time doing housework
, compared to when they are employed in traditionally male jobs.
For example, Albanesi and Olivetti (2009) propose a model where firms are subject to incentive compatible constraints due to their imperfect monitoring of workers' effort (a moral hazard problem) and of hours of housework
(an adverse selection problem).