Title

Designing a Primary Intervention to Help Dual-Earner Couples Share Housework and Child Care

Keywords

domestic labor, dual-earner couples, family life education, father involvement

Abstract

Interventions to help dual-earner couples share domestic labor are rare. Related interventions to increase fathers' temporal involvement in child care have met with limited success. This article critiques the few scholarly reports of these interventions. In addition, a model of forces both constraining and driving equitable participation in domestic labor is presented. This model is recommended as a basis on which to design, implement, and evaluate a family life education program to assist dual-earner couples.

Original Publication Citation

Hawkins, A. J., & Roberts, T. (1992). Designing a primary intervention to help dual-earner couples share housework and child care. Family Relations, 41, 169-177

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1992-4

Publisher

Family Relations

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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