WOMEN, WAGES AND HOUSEWORK: How closing the gender pay gap splits chores more evenly

  • Published Date: 23 March 2016

Eliminating the gender gap in wages would lead to married women doing much less housework. That is one of the findings of research by Alexandros Theloudis, to be presented at the Royal Economic Society’s annual conference in Brighton in March 2016.

His study finds that as the gender gap has narrowed, it has increased the probability that married women work in the labour market. It has also decreased the amount of time that they devote to household chores and increased their husbands’ share of household work.


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