Household Labor

Mariam Abouelenin

My research intersects gender, work-family balance, and family justice, with a special focus on the Middle East and North Africa. I explore how global socioeconomic shifts and cultural changes, including political instability and the Covid-19 pandemic, have influenced gender dynamics and inequalities. My PhD research investigated the persistence of gender inequalities in Egypt, assessing how [Read More...]

2024-04-05T11:23:03-04:00April 4th, 2024|

It’s a Match: The Relevance of Matching Chronotypes for Dual-Earner Couples’ Daily Recovery From Work

Cohabiting dual-earner couples are increasingly common. However, previous recovery research mainly focused on employees independently of others, thereby overlooking an essential part of their life. Therefore, we take a closer look at dual-earner couples' recovery processes and link this research to a circadian perspective. We assumed that unfinished tasks impede engagement in time with the [Read More...]

2023-06-08T12:59:03-04:00June 8th, 2023|

The division of housework and re-partnering in Europe: Is there a West/East divide?

Objective This paper explores if re-partnering leads to less traditional divisions of domestic work by comparing men and women in different European countries. Background Divorce and re-partnering have become more common, and we question if they are opening the scope for more gender-balanced arrangements at home and new theoretical approaches. Method Using the two available [Read More...]

2022-10-07T13:17:59-04:00October 7th, 2022|

Education, Gender Ideology, and Housework in the Palestinian Family in Israel: Implications of Contradictory Social Change

This article focuses on how the socio-economic status of Palestinian women in Israel influences the housework division in a cultural context where social change, such as advancement in education occurs while traditional gender roles continue to exist. Logistic regression analysis was used including factors such as a woman's employment status, her educational achievement, her spouse's [Read More...]

2021-03-26T01:56:42-04:00March 26th, 2021|

Gender, Parenting, and the Rise of Remote Work During the Pandemic: Implications for Domestic Inequality in the United States

The closure of schools and childcare centers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has intensified pressure on U.S. parents already struggling to balance employment and family caregiving in a country that provides little social support. The move of schooling and childcare into the home – along with the still-unfolding effects on women’s employment – has [Read More...]

2021-03-25T21:02:38-04:00March 25th, 2021|

Invisibility by Design: Women and Labor in Japan’s Digital Economy

The context is young people joining a labour market made considerably more precarious by neo-liberalism and deregulation, an employment system where the former institutions are under pressure (the three treasures of lifetime employment, seniority-based wages and enterprise unionism), and Japan in the throes of a "long recession" dating back to the 1990s. Institutionally placed in [Read More...]

2021-03-05T13:02:46-05:00March 5th, 2021|

Threshold Levels for Disorder, Inequity in Household Labor, and Frustration with the Partner among Emerging Adult Couples: A Dyadic Examination

Young adults increasingly express a desire to create egalitarian romantic partnerships, yet numerous studies have shown that women generally continue to assume the lion's share of housework. Building on previous work on threshold levels of tolerance for dirt and disorder, on housework allocation, and on perceived fairness, the current longitudinal study documented the pathway by [Read More...]

2021-01-01T02:55:20-05:00January 1st, 2021|

Threshold Levels for Disorder, Inequity in Household Labor, and Frustration with the Partner among Emerging Adult Couples: A Dyadic Examination

Young adults increasingly express a desire to create egalitarian romantic partnerships, yet numerous studies have shown that women generally continue to assume the lion's share of housework. Building on previous work on threshold levels of tolerance for dirt and disorder, on housework allocation, and on perceived fairness, the current longitudinal study documented the pathway by [Read More...]

2020-12-17T23:10:40-05:00December 17th, 2020|

Parents of Children and Youth with Disabilities: Providing Exceptional Care and Meeting Work-Life Challenges

Parents of Children and Youth with Disabilities: Providing Exceptional Care and Meeting Work-Life Challenges Author(s): Claudia Sellmaier, Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Washington-Tacoma Lisa M. Stewart, Associate Professor of Social Work, California State University-Monterey Bay Eileen M. Brennan, Research Professor of Social Work, Portland State University, Julie M. Rosenzweig, Professor Emerita of Social [Read More...]

2020-11-09T14:07:27-05:00November 9th, 2020|

Changes in Work and Care Trajectories during the Transition to Motherhood

In most mid- and high-income countries, there have been significant demographic, structural, and cultural changes in the past decades. However, we know little about how these changes have shaped women's work patterns during a key life stage: the transition to motherhood. Using longitudinal data from Chile, covering over 30 years of employment histories and three [Read More...]

2020-09-04T01:00:30-04:00September 4th, 2020|
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