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Household, Paid, and Unpaid Work Time of Farm Women

Jane E. Meiners and Geraldine I. Olson
Family Relations
Vol. 36, No. 4, Rural Families: Stability and Change (Oct., 1987), pp. 407-411
DOI: 10.2307/584492
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/584492
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Household, Paid, and Unpaid Work Time of Farm Women
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Abstract

The proposal that the time allotments to household, paid, and unpaid work are unique for farm women compared to rural nonfarm and urban women is examined using the NE-113 data base, a stratified random sample of 2,100 two-parent, two-child families within the rural and urban areas of 11 states. There was no significant difference among farm, rural nonfarm, and urban women in the allocation of time to categories of household work. Farm women spent more time in unpaid work and organizational participation, while rural nonfarm women devoted the most hours to paid employment. Stepwise multiple regression identified hours in paid employment as the factor which contributed most to a decrease in all women's household work time. Hours of unpaid work by farm women were not affected by women's hours of paid work or household work.

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