Fair or unfair? Perceived fairness of household division of labour and gender equality among women and men: The Swedish case

  • Nordenmark M
  • Nyman C
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Abstract

The main aim of this study is to analyse how time use, individual resources, distributive justice and gender ideology influence perceptions of fairness concerning housework and gender equality. The analyses are based on survey data as well as on an interview study, both including Swedish couples. The quantitative results show that it is only factors connected to time use (division of housework and leisure time) that are significantly correlated to both perceptions of fairness concerning division of household labour and gender equality. Although the qualitative results in part confirm this picture, they also illustrate the complexity of concepts like fairness and equality. The interviews show that there are several factors and mechanisms at work in influencing perceptions of fairness and equality that were not possible to see from the quantitative analysis alone.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Distributive justice
  • Fairness
  • Gender equality
  • Gender ideology
  • Housework
  • Men
  • Resources
  • Time use
  • Women

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Authors

  • Mikael Nordenmark

  • Charlott Nyman

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