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Acts of Love (and Work): Gender Imbalance in Emotional Work and Womens' Psychology Distress

Strazdins, Lyndall; Broom, Dorothy

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Family members do work to meet people's emotional needs, improve their well-being, and maintain harmony. When emotional work is shared equally, both men and women have access to emotional resources in the family. However, like housework and child care, the distribution of emotional work is gendered. This study examines the psychological health consequences of gender divisions in emotional work. Quantitative and qualitative data from a sample of 102 couples with young children show that the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/75426
Source: Journal of Family Issues

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