"Sharing household tasks in the United States and Sweden: A reassessment of Kohn's theory"
by Aytac, Isik (1990)
Using Kohn's resocialization theory in a marital power framework, this research explores two factors that might change the traditional division of labor at home: a wife's decision?making at work and her income. Using ordinary least squares regression analysis, the research reveals that when wives have decision?making responsibility at work, their husband share more of the domestic chores. These results, although based on cross?sectional data, show that the conventional division of labor at home can change as wives gain more power in the workplace.
Historically, economic dependency and patriarchal authority have limited the power of women. The results of this study, although based on a cross-sectional analysis, suggest that the traditional division of labor at home may change as wives gain more power in the workplace. (p.367)
KeywordsKohn, Resocialization, Intellectual Flexibility, Reciprocity, Personality, Identity, Self, Distress, Psychology, Work Complexity
ThemesKohn-Schooler, Psychological Centrality of Work
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