Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/104662
Authors: 
Auspurg, Katrin
Iacovou, Maria
Nicoletti, Cheti
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8569
Abstract: 
Using an experimental design, we investigate the reasons behind the gendered division of housework within couples. In particular, we assess whether the fact that women do more housework may be explained by differences in preferences deriving from differences in gender identity between men and women. We find little evidence of any systematic gender differences in the preference for housework, suggesting that the reasons for the gendered division of housework lie elsewhere.
Subjects: 
gender
housework
unpaid work
division of labor
experiment
JEL: 
J16
J22
C35
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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