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The effect of men’s breadwinner status on their changing gender beliefs

The effect of men’s breadwinner status on their changing gender beliefs,10.1007/BF02936340,Sex Roles,Jiping Zuo

The effect of men’s breadwinner status on their changing gender beliefs   (Citations: 12)
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I use longitudinal data from a national sample of married men with a panel design to examine men's changing beliefs about gender over a twelve-year period and the impact of men's breadwinner status on men's change in beliefs. The majority of the sample are white (including Hispanic origin), with 3. 7% African Americans and 1.2% other racial~ethnic groups. The data indicate a positive move of men toward egalitarianism over time with the younger men homing more egalitarian beliefs. Nevertheless, although that men tend to approve women's sharing of the provider role, some still maintain that homework primarily belongs to women and want to make more money than their spouses. The present study has found that the men with lower breadwinner status are more likely to hoM egalitarian beliefs. One of the major contributions of sociology in masculinity study in the past two decades is the advancement of the notion of social construction of gender. Instead of seeing gender as being innate or fixed, sociologists view it as an accomplishment achieved through interactional processes in
Journal: Sex Roles , vol. 37, no. 9, pp. 799-816, 1997
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    • ...that used a six-item measure of gender-role attitudes, Zuo (1997) found that men’s egalitarianism increased over time, and men who earned a relatively smaller portion of the household income (i.e., men with lower breadwinner status) held more egalitarian beliefs...

    Robin P. Weatherillet al. Training Experiences as Mediators of the Association Between Gender-Ro...

    • ...More recent research (e.g., Deutsch & Saxon, 1998; Zuo, 1997) supports the classic work of Wilkie (1993) who found that, although the younger generation of men tend to be more accepting of women’s work roles, they are reluctant to accept women’s role as co-provider, which suggests that the role of family breadwinner is still strongly ingrained in men’s self-identity...

    Lorraine S. Dykeet al. How We Define Success: A Qualitative Study of What Matters Most to Wom...

    • ...market. Because the “good provider” role has been tied to conceptions of masculinity for over 100 years (Bernard, 1981), men have a different relation to money than women do. Men may accept women’s labor force participation but still prefer to earn more than their wives or at least, not to rely on their wives’ incomes (Zuo, 1997)...
    • ...Zuo (1997) showed that the greater the percentage of family income earned by their wives, the more men’s gender attitudes (including attitudes about providing for the family) changed toward egalitarianism over time...
    • ...Breadwinning still appears to be an important component in men’s family roles and a critical component of doing gender (Crowley, 1998; Zuo, 1997)...

    Francine M. Deutschet al. How Gender Counts When Couples Count Their Money

    • ...Money is often central to the power dynamics of relationships (Barbanel, 1996; Blumstein & Schwartz, 1983; Collins & Brown, 1997; Dowling, 1998; Mellan, 1994; Zuo, 1997)...

    Roberta Boughton. A feminist slant on counselling the female gambler: Key issues and tas...

    • ...Money is often central to the power dynamics of relationships (Barbanel, 1996; Blumstein & Schwartz, 1983; Collins & Brown, 1997; Dowling, 1998; Mellan, 1994; Zuo, 1997)...

    Mark Griffiths. Fruit machine addiction in an adolescent female: A case study

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