SpringerBriefs in Sociology

Time Use in Domestic Settings Throughout the Life Course

The Italian Case

Authors: Dotti Sani, Giulia Maria

  • Provides an in-depth study of the allocation of time spend on unpaid domestic work in a gender-unequal context: Italy
  • Studies a life-course approach focusing on the three pillars of unpaid domestic work: housework, childcare and elderly care
  • Addresses aspects often neglected in the current literature such as the allocation of time to domestic work among children and the elderly
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The volume is the first to take a life-course approach to the study of domestic work in Italy. It provides a coherent and systemic overview of time spent on housework, childcare and adult care over the life course. While most previous research has focused on the time adult women and men spend on housework and the division of domestic chores among partners, this unique contribution studies the amount of time spent on chores by Italians in different phases of the life course. It addresses relevant aspects often neglected in time use studies, such as the socialization to domestic chores among children, teenagers and young adults living in the parental home and the reproduction of gender inequalities in housework at later stages of the life course.

About the authors

Giulia Maria Dotti Sani is a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Research from the University of Trento. Her main research areas are the sociology of the family, time use studies, and social stratification. Her methodological skills include time budget analysis, multilevel and panel modeling. She is specialized in the management and analyses of large household longitudinal and cross-sectional datasets (e.g. Multinational Time Use Study, European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions, European Social Survey, Italian Household Survey and Time Use Survey). She has published original research in highly ranked international peer-reviewed journals such as the European Sociological Review, the Journal of Marriage and Family, the European Journal of Political Research, Social Science Research and the Journal of Family Issues.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dotti Sani, Giulia Maria

    Pages 1-9

  • Theoretical Background

    Dotti Sani, Giulia Maria

    Pages 11-25

  • The Italian Time Use Survey

    Dotti Sani, Giulia Maria

    Pages 27-48

  • Domestic Work Among Children, Teenagers, and Young Adults

    Dotti Sani, Giulia Maria

    Pages 49-64

  • Young and Beautiful. Domestic Work Among Childless Women and Men

    Dotti Sani, Giulia Maria

    Pages 65-78

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78720-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $24.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78719-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Time Use in Domestic Settings Throughout the Life Course
Book Subtitle
The Italian Case
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Sociology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78720-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78720-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-78719-0
Series ISSN
2212-6368
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 142
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations
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