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The rush hour: the character of leisure time and gender equity

Wajcman, Judy and Bittman, Michael (2004) The rush hour: the character of leisure time and gender equity. In: Bittman, Michael and Folbre, Nancy, (eds.) Family Time: the Social Organization of Care. Routledge IAFFE advances in feminist economics(2). Routledge, London, UK, pp. 171-193. ISBN 9780415310093

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Abstract

The distribution of leisure time between the genders is contested. Becker's theory of specialization suggests that there is an underlying gender equity in leisure, while the competing view suggests that women are now bearing a "dual burden" as both family providers and family carers. Using indicators of the quantity and quality of leisure drawn from the Multinational Time Budget Data Archive and the Australian Time Use Survey, we find some support for both views. Although men and women have similar quantities of free time; when the character of leisure is considered the gap between genders reemerges

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.routledge.com/
Additional Information: © 2004 The Authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2010 15:43
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/28695/

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