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housework

the unwaged labour involved in maintaining the household and its members, such as cooking, cleaning, washing and ironing. In most modern societies, this work is privatized and feminized. Housework is concerned with the physical rather than the emotional tasks of caring for family members. Women, assumed to be ‘natural’ CARE givers, typically undertake both roles. see DOMESTIC LABOUR.

What does it mean when you dream about housework?

Dreaming about housework can simply be a reflection of our everyday tasks. Otherwise, it can refer to “getting our house together,” or cleaning out the things that no longer serve us.

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A great deal is known about the division of housework by gender in married households (Bianchi, Milkie, Sayer, & Robinson, 2000; Bianchi, Sayer, Robinson, & Milkie, 2012; Coltrane, 2000; Craig, 2006), but less is known about the distribution of chores in a subset of families: those where fathers are caregivers (Doucet, 2006).
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