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Gender division of household work

Gender division of household work in the family is greatly influenced by the culture and beliefs and conceptions that exist in the society. Traditionally, in a patriarchal society, household work was usually considered the duty of women, while men worked outside of home and acted as breadwinners for the family. 

Such division of household work is still deeply-rooted in society. Herewith, in addition to household work, women also have to work emotionally, particularly caring for family members and relatives. Also, women’s responsibilities include caring for elderly family members, caring for a sick family member, visiting relatives, etc…

Unpaid household work involves both housewives and employed women as well, who actually have to work two shifts. As a result, women actually have no free time left for themselves and their personal development. 

It is a sad reality, but even nowadays women can’t escape from household work obligations.