Transgender People and Division of Labor

This entry describes the division of four forms of labor (paid workforce, housework, child care, and gender transition-related care work) within the relationships of transgender people and their partners. Although the division of labor across a diverse constellation of areas has been extensively studied within cisgender heterosexual families and cisgender lesbian and gay families, very little research documents the division of labor within transgender families—households wherein at least one partner is transgender.

The entry explores the limited body of existing research on division of labor within transgender families, with a focus across the four topical areas just named. Given the limited nature of existing research on this topic, the entry also considers potential future directions for scholarship on transgender people and the division of labor within ...

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