Title

Division of Household Labor and Marital Satisfaction in China: Urban and Rural Comparisons

Keywords

marital satisfaction, division of labor, households, gender differences, women, housekeeping, men, urban studies, gender roles, spouses

Abstract

There is substantial evidence that the division of household labor among couples is associated with marital satisfaction (Greenstein, 2009; Grote and Clark, 2001). This effect on marital satisfaction is important because there is a large amount of research linking marital distress with lower levels of physical health (Sandberg, Yorgason, Miller, and Hill, 2012) and mental health (Du Rocher Schudlich, Papp, and Cummings, 2011; Beach, Katz, Kim, and Brody, 2003). For example, research has consistently found an association between marital distress and global measure of self-reported health (Ryff, Singer, Wing, and Love, 2011; Sandberg, Miller, Harper, Robila, and Davey, 2009).

Original Publication Citation

Kubricht, B.C., Miller, R.B., Yang, Kang-Lin, Harper, J.M., & Sandberg, J.G. (2017). Division of household labor and marital satisfaction in China: Urban and rural comparisons. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 48 (2), 261-274.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2017

Publisher

Journal of Comparative Family Studies

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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