Title

An Evaluation of a Program to Help Dual-Earner Couples Share the Second Shift

Keywords

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

Abstract

Using both traditional scientific and feminist methodologies, this study evaluated the effectiveness of a family life education program designed to help dual-earner couples share domestic labor. Both quantitative and qualitative data suggested that the program produced small increases in husbands' involvement in both housework and child care and large increases in wives' satisfaction with domestic work arrangements. These changes persisted for 6 months after the end of the program.

Original Publication Citation

Hawkins, A. J., Roberts, T., Christiansen, S. L., & Marshall, C. M. (1994). An evaluation of a program to help dual-earner couples share the second shift. Family Relations, 43, 213-220.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1994-4

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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