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The fourth shift: exploring the gendered nature of sleep disruption among couples with children.

Abstract:

The study of sleep has been neglected within sociology, yet may provide insights into fundamental aspects of the nature of gender inequalities. This article examines how, for couples with children, sleep is influenced by the gendered nature of caring. A key concern is not only who gets up to care for children's physical needs at night, but whether this changes with women's increased role in the labour market. Of concern also is how changes in the nature of caring for older children, as oppose...

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Journal:
The British journal of sociology
Volume:
59
Issue:
1
Pages:
79-97
Publication date:
2008-03-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1468-4446
ISSN:
0007-1315
URN:
uuid:71ceaa59-60c3-4d42-b00d-5a4371b4f490
Source identifiers:
351685
Local pid:
pubs:351685

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