SOC366H1 Lecture Notes - Nuclear Family, Arlie Russell Hochschild, Vale Limited

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31 Jan 2013
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He argues that time and energy are finite resources because you only have so much energy and time. Women should spend their energy and time devoted to housework than paid work [says this because it maximizes whatever works more for the household because you have two individuals specializing in different spheres aka men and women]. It is a choice model so women choose to invest less in human capital because they are projecting the fact their gonna get less in the labour market. In what way is breadwinning tied to doing masculinity: gender ideologies are how you identify yourself in regards to work and family roles. Marriage is a key institution in which these ideologies are played out: if both partners in the household are traditional, women are going to do more housework [women will identify with the home and men with their career]

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