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Exit, voice and suffering: do couples adapt to changing employment patterns?

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Publication date

2005

Abstract

What is the long-term effect of the emerging predominance of the dual-earner family? This study uses data from 3 national household panel surveys—the British Household Panel Survey (N= 16,044), the German Socioeconomic Panel (N= 14,164), and the U.S. Panel Study of Income Dynamics (N = 7,423)—which provide, for the first time, clear and direct longitudinal evidence of change in the balance of domestic labor within couples: evidence that women make large adjustments in their domestic work time immediately upon entering full-time paid work and that men exhibit a less obvious pattern of lagged adaptation, showing larger increases in domestic work in successive years.

Published in

Journal of Marriage and the Family

Volume and page numbers

67 (3):656-665 , 656 -665

Subjects

Time Use, Social Structure, Demography, and Households

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/search/sJOURNAL+OF+MARRIAGE+AND+THE+FAMILY/sjournal+of+marriage+and+the+family/1%2C1%2C2%2CB/frameset&FF=sjournal+of+marriage+and+the+family&2%2C%2C2

Notes

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  1. Exit, voice and suffering: do couples adapt to changing employment patterns?

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