Working paper
Chaloupková, Jana. 2007. „Rozdělení domácí práce: ekonomická racionalita, mocenské zdroje a symbolické významy.“ Sociologická řada SOC-006. Praha: Filosofická fakulta UK. 28 s. Available from:

The aim of this study is to outline main perspectives of current research and theorizing on housework. In the first part the reasons of problematic status of housework in modern society are investigated. In the second part economic and social-constructionist approaches to the explanation of the division of housework are distinguished. The first approach focus on economic rationality and comparison of resources, the second focus on gender ideology and confirmation of gender identity. However, to better understanding of complex mechanisms of division of housework is need to take into account its social embeddness and especially social differentiation of meaning given to housework.

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