The gender(ed) division of labour in Europe: patterns of practices in 18 EU countries

  • Vanessa Cunha Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Susana Atalaia Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Keywords: cross-national analysis, gender division of labour, families with children, time use

Abstract

Drawing on cross-national data from ISSP 2012, this paper aims to identify and characterize the patterns of gender division of labour in European families with children. Analysis focuses on gender role practices at country level, assuming that welfare regimes frame the gendered allocation of time to paid work, care work and household work. From a cluster analysis based on time-use (weekly hours and sex asymmetries) in 18 EU countries, six patterns are identified. Findings disclose the relevance of disentangling care work from household work in order to understand in more detail the diversity of patterns across Europe.

Published
2018-11-14
Section
Artigos