The study examines the views of men towards the division of household duties when the female partner is employed outside the home. A variety of behaviour ranging from a complete refusal to participate in domestic activity to an equal division of household tasks is demonstrated. The main determining factors seem to be: socio-cultural level and age group. The woman's right to persue a career was recognized mainly by men in middle to upper social class in the 25-30 age group who participate in household duties. It is evident that, even in the case of domestic collaboration, women have the ultimate responsibility for household tasks. In that men tend to choose the more gratifying duties (es. cooking, child care).
|Translated title of the contribution||Men and home environment: when the wife exercises an extra-familial activity|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro|
|Publication status||Published - May 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health