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Title

Farm Women as Full-Time Partners: Some Evidence of Sharing Traditional Gender-Based Tasks

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Family Business Review

Volume

8

Issue

1

First Page

55

Last Page

63

Abstract

The farm and home decision and task responsibilities of husbands and wives for two groups are examined: (1) five hundred ninety-two married male respondents who are husbands in traditional farm families including those with children under twenty-one and wives who work off the farm; and (2) forty married male respondents who consider their wives full-time partners, who indicate that their wives work equally hard on the farm, have no children under twenty-one at home, and do not have off-the-farm employment. For the 592-respondent group, the traditional gender-based division of farm and home decisions and tasks applied. For the full-time partners group, men continued to perform the traditional farm tasks, while wives shared to a greater extent in but did not have sole responsibility for farm decisions or tasks. The forty male respondents reported crossing over and sharing domestic tasks. © 1995, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1995

DOI of published version

10.1111/j.1741-6248.1995.00055.x

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