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Why Who Cleans Counts


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What do we know about housework? Theorizing housework as an example of power dynamics Describing the data The five classes Housework class characteristics Housework class consequences Stability and change in class membership over time Housework over the family life course Housework and socialization Insights for helping families

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Shannon N. Davis is Professor of Sociology at George Mason University. She studies the division of household labor and gender ideologies, as well as undergraduate researchers and their mentors. Theodore N. Greenstein is Professor of Sociology at North Carolina State University. His research interests include work and the family, the division of household labor, and maternal employment.


"Davis and Greenstein have written an important book for family scholars, practitioners, and anyone who is in a relationship and trying to maintain a household." David Maume, University of Cincinnati

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