Homemaking is the compilation of activities that an individual does to maintain the home. These activities can include cleaning, laundry, making meals, shopping for household needs, and paying bills, as well as outdoor work such as lawn care, and home maintenance. This kind of work is necessary because it enables other household members, usually males, to perform in the formal market economy. While home-making can be distinguished from childcare, it is important to note that these two types of work often occur simultaneously. While not often thought of as an occupation in the traditional sense of doing work to earn an income, maintaining one's living environment can be considered a full-time job. In fact, there have been numerous movements that have attempted to have household ...

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