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The effect of the household division of labor on the income of men and women

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dc.contributor.advisor Wright, David W. en_US
dc.contributor.author DuPuis, Laura Bruemmer
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-14T17:36:24Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-14T17:36:24Z
dc.date.issued 2006-12
dc.identifier.other t06121
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/644
dc.description Thesis (M.A.)--Wichita State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dept. of Sociology. en
dc.description "December 2006." en
dc.description.abstract The gender wage gap still exists, with women earning about 73% of what men earn. One factor that has been recently looked at as contributing to this earnings gap is household labor. Women are still completing the majority of household labor despite cultural trends otherwise. Traditionally, there have been three schools of thought in income determination. The Individual model argues that individuals make investments in human capital through education and experience which increases their productivity, and therefore their attractiveness to potential employers. Employers pay higher premiums for more valuable employees. The Structural model argues that there is a hierarchy of positions in the economic structure, each with a preset range of income. An individual's position in the hierarchy determines their income. Researchers from a Gender model of income determination argue that discrimination, harassment, and the unequal treatment of women workers force women into lower paying jobs. This study combines the three models of income determination into the alternative model of income determination, with household labor as a component of the Gender model. The 2004 American Time Use Survey (ATUS) was used to test hypotheses of income determination. The full alternative model explained 56% of the variance in income (adjusted R squared .562). Multiple regression results showed that household labor was not a major factor in the variation between men and women’s income, going against the bulk of the previous literature. Implications for findings were discussed. en
dc.format.extent vi, 49 leaves: ill., digital, PDF file.
dc.format.extent 161042 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.rights Copyright Laura Bruemmer DuPuis, 2006. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject.lcsh Electronic dissertations en
dc.title The effect of the household division of labor on the income of men and women en
dc.type Thesis en

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