Generational change in paid and unpaid work
|Product:||Canadian Social Trends|
|Issue:||Winter 2011, no. 92|
Research suggests that the division of labour and the role expectations for men and women are continuing to evolve. This may be especially true for Generation Y, those born between 1980 and 1995 and who grew up during a period of changing family dynamics and family formation. Using General Social Survey - Time use data from 1986, 1998 and 2010 this article examines the changes in the participation in, and time spent on paid work and unpaid household work of individuals aged 20 to 29 from three generations' late baby boomers, Generation X and Generation Y. The final section looks at the distribution of time spent on paid and unpaid work within dual-earner couples.
baby boom generation, division of labour, dual-earner families, family life, household division of labour, paid work, social surveys, time use, unpaid work.
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