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Housework now takes much less time: 85 years of US rural women’s time use

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Based on her analysis of published tables from US homemakers’ 1924-1932 week-long time-use diaries collected by the US Department of Agriculture, Vanek (1974) concluded that housework time had not declined over the previous half-century—despite the diffusion of many ‘time-saving’ home technologies. Although frequently challenged, this claim still survives in parts of the sociological literature; we use newly available evidence to refute it. Analysis of the original USDA diaries (many of which...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1093/sf/sow073

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St Hughs College
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Oxford, SSD, Sociology
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ES/L011662/1; ES-060-25-0037, ES-000-23-TO704 and ES-000-23-TO704-A
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Social Forces Journal website
Publication date:
2016-10-05
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2016-08-15
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1534-7605
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pubs:640450
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uri:8db1beb9-6dde-4d4c-b1fd-76525a76f796
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8db1beb9-6dde-4d4c-b1fd-76525a76f796
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