Class Notes (811,155)
Canada (494,530)
Sociology (2,417)
SOCB49H3 (68)
Lecture 7

Lecture 7: Housework

2 Pages
Unlock Document

University of Toronto Scarborough
Ping- Chun Hsiung

SOCB49 – Lecture 7 (Feb. 25 2013) Housework Movie:  Women are more likely to do things that need to be done daily with timelines, men do more things that they can take their time.  Women are like a switchboard, doing many things at once. o Example: Talking on the phone while folding laundry.  Working women work 10-12 times longer (a month extra, per year) than their working husband.  Couples that shared the housework were the happiest, and had the most sex.  Notion of “unsaid conversation” : couples have expectations, but they don’t talk about it with their partner. Why is housework an important issue?  It’s an issue that is rarely talked about but so heavily affects the relationships within a family. People tend to ignore its existence.  It is reproductive labour. o Enables a new generation of labour force to be raised for the future. o Important because it makes sure that current labourers are taken care of and able to go back to work the next day.  Changing norms, roles, and practices o Women now work full time jobs. Stay-at-home moms are rare. This requires the couple to have to negotiate who does what housework. o Couples have high expectations at the beginning of the relationship/marriage; these also have to be negotiated at the practical and emotional level. Couples don’t talk about this stuff when they start dating. Can lead to conflicts and tensions.  Contentious Potential  Fertile ground for satisfaction and marriage happiness o 17% of divorce is caused by problems and conflicts in housework. Confirmed by a Dutch study. o Housework is an important factor in the stability of a marriage.  Changes in Statistics Canada. o Some woman (maybe a group of them) forced StatsCan to change its definition o
More Less

Related notes for SOCB49H3

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.