Dynamics of domestic labor across short- and long-distance family relocations

Vidal, Sergi, Perales, Francisco and Baxter, Janeen (2016) Dynamics of domestic labor across short- and long-distance family relocations. Journal of Marriage and Family, 78 2: 364-382. doi:10.1111/jomf.12269

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Author Vidal, Sergi
Perales, Francisco
Baxter, Janeen
Title Dynamics of domestic labor across short- and long-distance family relocations
Journal name Journal of Marriage and Family   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1741-3737
Publication date 2016-04-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/jomf.12269
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 78
Issue 2
Start page 364
End page 382
Total pages 19
Place of publication Malden, MA, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Subject 3314 Anthropology
1201 Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
3301 Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Abstract Family relocations within developed countries are argued to have gendered consequences for paid employment, with men's careers improving and women's careers deteriorating. However, little is known about their potential relationships with outcomes in other life domains, including partnered men's and women's relative shares of domestic labor. The authors addressed this gap in knowledge by theorizing and examining how within-couple gender gaps in domestic work evolve across short- and long-distance family relocations over the life course, paying attention to the over-time dynamics before and after event occurrence. To accomplish this, they used 12 years of panel data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey and panel regression models. The results indicated that family relocations widen the within-couple gender gap in weekly housework hours, largely because of shifts in women's employment situation and fertility episodes that accompany residential relocations.
Keyword Australia
Family relocations
Internal migration
Life course
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 13 November 2015

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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