Cash isn’t Every Thing: Wives’ Profits and Housework Time.

Cash isn’t Every Thing: Wives’ Profits and Housework Time.

Margaret Gough

The autonomy perspective of housework time predicts that wives’ housework time falls steadily as their earnings increase, because spouses utilize extra money to outsource or forego amount of time in housework. We argue, but, that spouses’ ability to lessen their housework varies by home task. This is certainly, we anticipate that increases in spouses’ earnings will let them forego or outsource some tasks, not other people. Because of this, we hypothesize faster decreases in spouses’ housework time for low-earning spouses because their profits enhance compared to high-earning wives that have currently stopped doing home tasks that would be the simplest and cheapest to outsource or forego.

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