The happy husband? Working wives, homemakers, and life satisfaction

Treas, Judith, van der Lippe, Tanja and Tai, Tsui-O (2011). The happy husband? Working wives, homemakers, and life satisfaction. In: The 2011 Spring Meeting of the ISA RC28: Programme. 2011 Spring Meeting of the ISA RC28, Essex, United Kingdom, (1-40). 13-15 April 2011.

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Author Treas, Judith
van der Lippe, Tanja
Tai, Tsui-O
Title of paper The happy husband? Working wives, homemakers, and life satisfaction
Conference name 2011 Spring Meeting of the ISA RC28
Conference location Essex, United Kingdom
Conference dates 13-15 April 2011
Proceedings title The 2011 Spring Meeting of the ISA RC28: Programme
Place of Publication Colchester, Essex, U.K.
Publisher Institute for Social and Economic Research
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 40
Total pages 40
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Competing theoretical perspectives lead to alternative hypotheses as to whether the husbands of homemakers or men with employed wives are happier. All things considered, multi-level models using ISSP data from 29 countries find that homemakers’ husbands are modestly happier than husbands whose wives are full-time workers. This finding is robust to controls for the economic and family life variables which are hypothesized to mediate the relationship between wife’s work status and husband’s happiness. Cross-level interactions between country characteristics and wife’s work status suggest that public child care may narrow this gap in husband’s happiness.
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Additional Notes Also publicly available online via The 2011 Spring Meeting of the ISA RC28 Programme: https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/1940/04/28/rc28-conference-2011

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