Part of the Society matters LIVE event series
Dr Emily Christopher is a lecturer in Sociology and Policy at Aston University
Who cooks the meals in your household? Who puts the clothes away or takes out the bins? Who does the DIY or organises birthday cards and presents for family and friends? Who makes sure the bathroom cupboard is stocked with toothpaste or is the one to organise childcare at the last minute? Why does this even matter?
In this talk Dr Emily Christopher discusses the value of this unpaid work and the wider consequences of how it is divided. She'll show that exploring the reasons men and women give for why they do different household tasks lies at the heart of tackling gender inequality within and outside the home.
During this talk, Emily will explain why some task divisions may be more open to change than others, how men and women see tasks differently and how couples differ in how they measure each other’s contributions. The session will end with a discussion and reflection on where this leaves us in terms of creating more equitable divisions of tasks in the future.
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