Lagged Adaptation in the Association between Women’s and Men’s Gender Attitudes and Housework Time in 24 countries
About the Speaker
Man Yee Kan, Associate Professor and Fellow of Linacre College
Man Yee Kan is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford. Her research interests are gender inequalities in the family and the labour market, marriage, the gender division of labour, time use research, welfare and public policy regimes in Western and East Asian societies.
We examine the trend of the second demographic transition in 24 countries as it expresses in the association between gender attitudes and housework participation. Using data of the International Social Survey Program between 2002 and 2012, we find that at the individual level, the association between gender attitudes and housework hours has become stronger, signifying that in most countries the second demographic transition has been taking place. We find that as the lagged adaptation theory predicts, the association between gender attitudes and housework participation has been strengthened between 2002 and 2012 for both women and men. The results also suggest that the association between gender attitudes and the division of domestic labor is reaching an equilibrium but at different stages in the 24 countries. The improvements in gender egalitarianism in attitudes and domestic labor have been reversing in social democratic and conservative welfare regimes, but in liberal as well as South-European and East Asian countries, gender attitudes and the domestic division of labor have both become more egalitarian.
This event is part of a seminar series:
Trinity 2019 Seminar Series: Qualitative & Quantitative Methods for Big Data: A journey through social, medical and natural sciences
Trinity Term 2019 Seminar Series Qualitative & Quantitative Methods for Big Data: A journey through social, medical and natural sciences Seminar Room: 66 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PR Convener: Dr Sara Zella
06 June 2019 14:00 - 15:30
Oxford Institute of Population Ageing
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