Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126488
Authors: 
Ausprung, Katrin
Iacovou, Maria
Nicoletti, Cheti
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Working Paper Series 2015-03
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 than men 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: 
D10
J16
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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