➤ Le partage inégalitaire des tâches domestiques mène-il au divorce ? Une évidence - February 2018, Sociology from Sweden

Un étude de : Leah Ruppanner, University of Melbourne ; Maria Brandén, Stockholm University ; Jani Turunen, Stockholm University 


The lack of couple-level data hinders direct exploration of how inconsistencies in couples' housework reports structure their relationship quality. We address this limitation by applying Swedish data from the 2009 Young Adult Panel Study (N = 1057 couples) matched with Swedish register data (2009-2014) to extend equity theory by estimating mismatch in couples' housework reports on relationship satisfaction and stability. We find women who report performing more housework are less likely to be satisfied with their relationships, and are more likely to consider breaking up. These unions are also more likely to dissolve. Using both partners' housework reports, we document discrediting women's housework contribution, or reporting she does less than she reports, is associated with lower relationship satisfaction. Women in these partnerships also consider breaking up, and the unions are more likely to dissolve. Our results identify the gendered impact of housework inequality on relationship stability.

➤I Can't Get No Satisfaction : attitudes genrées, partages des tâches domestiques et relation - July 2014, Conference: XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology

Un étude de : Maria Brandén, Stockholm University ; Jani Turunen, Stockholm University , Leah Ruppanner, University of Melbourne


Couples' housework divisions have been well theorized and empirically supported. Yet, less is known about how these divisions impact individuals' subjective reports of satisfaction. Applying data of Swedish youth from the 2009 Young Adult Panel Study (YAPS), we assess whether inconsistencies in respondents gender role expectations and housework divisions structure reports of partnership satisfaction. Utilizing couple data, we then explore whether inconsistencies in partners' gender role ideologies and housework reports impact partnership satisfaction reports.Our initial results indicate that women with unequal housework divisions, regardless of their gender role expectations or inconsistencies in attitudes and behaviors, report lower partnership satisfaction. By contrast, men who hold traditional ideologies and have traditional housework divisions (partners do more) report greater marital satisfaction. Collectively, these results indicate differential gender effects of attitudes and behaviors on partnership satisfaction. Additional investigation will assess whether these discrepancies contribute to relationship dissolution