Reference : Gender Norms, Fairness, and Relative Labor Supply Within Households
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Business & economic sciences : Microeconomics
Gender Norms, Fairness, and Relative Labor Supply Within Households
Fleche, Sarah []
Lepinteur, Anthony mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences (DBCS) >]
Powdthavee, Nick []
Labour Economics
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[en] Fairness ; Relative working hours ; Housework ; Life satisfaction ; Gender identity
[en] Using data in the United States, UK and Germany, we show that women whose working hours exceed those of their male partners report lower life satisfaction on average. By contrast, men do not report lower life satisfaction from working more hours than their female partners. An analysis of possible mechanisms shows that in couples where the woman works more hours than the man, women do not spend significantly less time doing household chores. Women with egalitarian ideologies are likely to perceive this unequal division of labour as unfair, ultimately reducing their life satisfaction.
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