西村 純子 (2001.3) 女性の就業と家族生活ストレーン. 哲学. 106:1-29
- Academic Paper
- 西村 純子 || Nishimura Junko
- 女性の就業と家族生活ストレーン: 女性の就業は誰の利益か? || Women’s labor force participation and family life strain: Who gets the benefit ?
- 哲学 || Philosophy
- More and more married women have participated in the labor force with brief interruption during child care period. From the perspective of stress research, this paper investigates how these situation influences on family life. The analysis revealed that those women who work full-time, who have more than 3 children, and who live with parents experience higher strain, and those men who are self-employee, live with parents experience higher strain. This paper also examined what kinds of coping strategies are undertaken when women work outside the household. By the examination of interaction effects, those interaction effects were significant: between employment status and the number of children, employment status and living arrangement with parents for women, spouse’s employment status and attitude toward gender division of labor, spouse’s economic contribution and attitude toward gender division of labor for men. These results indicate that the burden which manages housework is undertaken all by women. Japanese society might be building the severe gender structure which even the benefit of women’s participation of labor force is enjoyed by men.
Created: 2012-02-20. Updated: 2012-03-28.