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Can economic incentives promote a more equal gender division of house chores?

July 2019
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Tags: cep; department of economics; economics; lse authors

Gender identity norms such as the male bread-winner model are possible drivers of persistent gender inequalities in the labour market. However, the extent to which they restrict the behaviour of couples is debated. While the simple observation of men’s and women’s specialisation in market and domestic work may be revealing of gender identity norms, the observed time allocation of spouses […]