publication . Article . 2015

Marriage and gender inequality: work–family arrangements of Portuguese and British highly qualified women

Rodrigo Rosa; Catarina Lorga; Clare Lyonette;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2015
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Country: Portugal
This article examines work–family reconciliation processes in order to understand if, over the course of marital life, women become socially closer or further away from their partner. Drawing on work–life interviews with highly qualified women in Portugal and Britain, we compare these processes in two societies with different historical and social backgrounds. Findings reveal three main configurations of social (in)equality which emerge during married life: growing inequality in favour of the man, in favour of the woman or equality between spouses. With due attention to the importance of national specific factors, we present three main conclusions. First, (in) e...
free text keywords: Género, Família, Development, Sociology and Political Science, General Social Sciences, Work–family conflict, Sociology, Portuguese, language.human_language, language, Domestic work, Inequality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Gender inequality, Social psychology, Division of labour, Gender studies
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publication . Article . 2015

Marriage and gender inequality: work–family arrangements of Portuguese and British highly qualified women

Rodrigo Rosa; Catarina Lorga; Clare Lyonette;