The development of children’s housework performance. Evidence from German time use data, 1991–2013

Professorship/Faculty: Demography  ; State Institute for Family Research at the University of Bamberg (ifb)  
Author(s): Schulz, Florian  
Corporate Body: Time use across the lifecourse, 2018, Maryland Population Research Center, College Park, MD, USA
Publisher Information: Bamberg : Otto-Friedrich-Universität
Year of publication: 2019
Pages: 1
Year of first publication: 2018
Language(s): English
Präsentiert bei: Time use across the lifecourse, 2018, Maryland Population Research Center, College Park, MD, USA
DOI: 10.20378/irb-46790
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY-SA - Attribution - ShareAlike 4.0 International 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-irb-467906
Like their parents, children are parts of their households, contribute to home production and, thus, are supposed to impact parental time binds and work-life balance. In this paper, I am the first to examine trends in children’s time use for housework in Germany. Using data from the three waves of the German Time Use Study (1991/1992, 2001/2002, and 2002/2003), I analyze 12–16 year old boys’ and girls’ participation in and time use for housework activities over a period of 20 years. In addition, I study the association between parental and children’s housework time and its development over time. Preliminary empirical results are: (1) decreasing participation in housework of both boys and girls between 1991 and 2013 but stable time budgets over the years for those children who participate in housework activities; and (2) positive associations between fathers’ and boys’ as well as mothers’ and girls’ time use for housework.
SWD Keywords: Deutschland ; Kind ; Hausarbeit ; Geschichte 1991-2013
Keywords: housework, children, time use, Germany, development, trend, transmission, socialization
DDC Classification: 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology  
RVK Classification: MS 2050   
Document Type: Conferenceobject
Release Date: 4. December 2019

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