Family Work and Fairness: Listening to Husbands in Dual-Earner Families
family work, division of family work, gendered justice, domestic work, parenting
Thompson (1991) concludes her discussion of gendered justice and domestic work by pointing out that "to understand justice as gendered ... we ought to study both women's and men's sense of fairness about family work" (p. 194). Ferree (1987) likewise points out that to talk useful about the division of family work (i.e., housework and child care tasks), we should be involved in identifying and interpreting the meaning attached to family work. Partly in response to these suggestions this study attempts to add to the scant body of existing knowledge about men's sense of fairness and justice in the domestic realm.
Original Publication Citation
Marshall, C. M., Heck, R., Hawkins, A. J., & Roberts, T. (1994). Family work and fairness: Listening to dual-earner fathers. Journal of Men's Studies, 3(1), 1-19.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Marshall, Christina M.; Heck, Ryan; Hawkins, Alan J.; and Roberts, Tomi-Ann, "Family Work and Fairness: Listening to Husbands in Dual-Earner Families" (1994). Faculty Publications. 4206.
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