Domestic Chores

Domestic chores, also referred to as ‘housework’, are socially inclined tasks of social reproduction in or around the home. They include all kinds of works and tasks fulfilled on a regular basis and organise the life in a household. In its 2012 published ‘International Standard Classification of Occupations’, the International Labour Organisation counts a list on various typical domestic chores performed by domestic cleaners and helpers, including (a) washing floors and furniture; (b) washing, ironing, and mending linen; (c) washing dishes; (d) helping with preparation, cooking, and serving of meals and refreshments; (e) purchasing food and various other household supplies; (f) cleaning, disinfecting, and deodorising; and (g) cleaning windows and other glass surfaces. This list, however, does not sufficiently serve as a theoretical definition ...

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