The desired inequality or the constancy of Cinderella: when the ideal world does not provide fairness

Author/s Nadia Monacelli, Luca Caricati
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2010/2 Language Italian
Pages 12 P. 43-54 File size 856 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSC2010-002005
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The main aim of this study is to check the persistence of relational models marked by a traditional division of gender roles in the reproductive work. 947 participants (53.5% women) belonging to different age groups were asked to fill out a questionnaire aimed to detecting the division of housework inparticipant’s description of both their everyday life and in their believed ideal cohabitation. The results reveal, in both concrete and ideal levels, a strong gender typization of household tasks. The stability of data accross sub-samples denotes a substantial sharing of role expectations, which are conceived as profoundly asymmetrical, among all participants: men and women, young people and adults.

Keywords: Gender roles, generations, productive and reproductive work, housework

Nadia Monacelli, Luca Caricati, L’auspicata disparità o la costanza di Cenerentola: quando il mondo ideale non contempla l’equità in "PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA’" 2/2010, pp 43-54, DOI: 10.3280/PSC2010-002005