Division of Household Labor and Marital Satisfaction in China: Urban and Rural Comparisons
marital satisfaction, division of labor, households, gender differences, women, housekeeping, men, urban studies, gender roles, spouses
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Kubricht, Bryan C.; Miller, Richard B.; Yang, Kang-lin; Harper, James M.; and Sandberg, Jonathan G., "Division of Household Labor and Marital Satisfaction in China: Urban and Rural Comparisons" (2017). Faculty Publications. 4067.
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