Family

The family, gender and housework

This section provides classroom recourses for considering the family, gender and housework, and in particular focuses on strategies men use to avoid housework.

Francine Deutsch’s research, based on both interviews and observations, identifies ways in which men use strategies to avoid housework:

Discover More Strategies Men Use to Resist Housework

Students could conduct interviews at home designed to identify the reasons why parent(s) and others complete the household tasks they are ‘assigned to’ and not others. Is there any evidence to support Deutsch’s findings?

 

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