3 - Israel

Ruth A. Gaunt

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Each of these chapters contains a case study of a couple from the relevant country. Each includes a description of the everyday life of the couple with respect to the division of housework and childcare, a recounting of the history of their relationship and how it became equal, a discussion of how they balance paid work and family, and an analysis of the factors that facilitate their equality. Those factors include their conviction in gender equality, their rejection of essentialist beliefs, their familism, and their socialization in their families of origin. By showing how and why they undo gender, these couples provide lessons on how equality at home can be achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreating Equality at Home
Subtitle of host publicationHow 25 Couples around the World Share Housework and Childcare
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781108597319
ISBN (Print)9781108708845
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes

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  • Case study
  • domestic labor
  • essentialism
  • familism
  • gender equality
  • Israel
  • socialization
  • undoing gender
  • work and family


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