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Domestic Division of Labour

Domestic Division of Labour

The domestic (or household) division of labour refers to the distribution between family members of those responsibilities and tasks necessary for the ongoing maintenance of a domestic home and of the people who live in it. Sometimes, the concepts of the ‘sexual’ division of labour or the ‘gendered’ division of labour are used in recognition that, historically and currently (especially in many Western industrial societies), there are marked differences between women and men in responsibilities for and the performance of the tasks necessary for daily living in a family household. Developing especially since industrialisation, a ‘traditional’ domestic division of labour is that in which men have primary responsibility for the necessary financial provision for their family household (via ...

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