Title

Family Work and Fairness: Listening to Husbands in Dual-Earner Families

Keywords

family work, division of family work, gendered justice, domestic work, parenting

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1994-08-01

Publisher

The Journal of Men's Studies

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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