Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
The purpose of this study is to ascertain the determinants of change in the amount of time that women devote to meal preparation and cleanup and to house cleaning and to relate the change in this time use to the change in the level of satisfaction reported for the outcome of the activities performed. Date from the Time Use Longitudinal Panel Study, 1975-1981, were used to accomplish this purpose;The amount of time that women allocate to meal-related activities and to house cleaning in 1975 and the change in time allocated to these activities between 1975 and 1981 are influenced and constrained by demographic, economic, social, technological, and attitudinal factors. In particular, time spent in employment and change in employment time are important predictors of the time women devote to meal-related and house cleaning activities;The amount of time that women devote to meal-related activity is positively associated with the level of satisfaction with meals. There is no relationship between time and satisfaction for house cleaning activities.
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Deanna Lee Black Sharpe
Sharpe, Deanna Lee Black, "Time devoted by women to selected household tasks, 1975-1981: implications for assessing change in standards " (1988). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 9728.