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Gender Roles in Marriage and Family Relationships

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Kinnon Bacon

on 14 April 2014

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Transcript of Gender Roles in Marriage and Family Relationships

Gender Roles in Marriage and Family Relationships
Thesis Statement
Over the years gender roles have greatly changed, specifically in Marriage and Family Relationships. Mother and Father duties have been balancing themselves out within child care, working / finances and household duties.
What are Gender Roles?
A gender role is a set of expectations that include behaviours, attitudes and values that decide how females and males should think, act and feel
Gender roles have changed throughout time...
Gender Roles in Childcare today
Women are often known as the main source of childcare, while the women do take care of the child more, men today are also taking more childcare responsibilities within the household.
Families today are not able to survive or have a comfortable lifestyle, with a single parent salary. Dual earning families with children under the age of 16 at home, rose from 36% in 1976 to 69% in 2005. Dual earning families represent nearly 50% of families in the labor force. Now the traditional breadwinner father and homemaker mother family accounts for less then 20% of families.

The normative American family consisted of a breadwinner father, homemaker mother & several children,all living on the outskirts of larger cities.
Guess Who?
However child care has increased for both men and women with children under the age of 19, statistics show that men are spending more time with children up 1.0 hours then the previous 0.6 back in 1985 while mothers spend about 2.0 hours up from 1.4 hours
Childcare Cont.
Childcare Cont.
Stay at home dads increased from 4% in 1986 to 12% in 2011
Working/ Finances
Men in dual-earner families have increased their participation in daily housework chores from 70% in 1992, to 74% in 2005. Women's rates on the other hand, have decreased from 94% to 90%.
Working/Finances Cont.
Gender Roles in Housework
Women are still far ahead in the "who does more housework" question but men are starting to catch up, men went from doing 4 hours in the 1960s to 10 hours while women have cut their time in 32-18 hours per week
Housework Cont.
A study done back in 2010 says that fathers are actually a lot more happier when doing housework or caring for their kids. Fathers are more stressed with the less amount and less stressed when more amounts are given
Works Cited
Bradbury, Bettina. Canadian Family History: Selected Readings. Toronto: Copp Clark Pitman, 1992. Print.
Ward, Margaret. The Family Dynamic: A Canadian Perspective. Scarborough, Ont.: Nelson Canada, 1994. Print.
Marshall, Katherine. "Perspectives on Labour and Income - Converging Gender Roles." Perspectives on Labour and Income - Converging Gender Roles. Statistics Canada, 2006. Web. 07 Apr. 2014.
"Economy Lab Has Moved." The Globe and Mail. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Apr. 2014.
"Helping Dual-Earner CouplesBalance Work & Family Responsibilities." Children, Youth and Familes Education and Research Network. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Apr. 2014.
Hill, Amelia. "Fathers Are Happier When Doing More Housework, Says Study." The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 05 Nov. 2010. Web. 07 Apr. 2014.
Re-stated Thesis
Throughout the years the gender roles have significantly changed especially in Marriage, and family relationships, The duties between Mother and Father have been balancing themselves out within childcare, working/finances and Household duties.
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