Time Use in Domestic Settings Throughout the Life Course

The Italian Case

  • Giulia Maria Dotti Sani

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Sociology book series (BRIEFSSOCY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Giulia Maria Dotti Sani
    Pages 1-9
  3. Giulia Maria Dotti Sani
    Pages 11-25
  4. Giulia Maria Dotti Sani
    Pages 27-48
  5. Giulia Maria Dotti Sani
    Pages 49-64
  6. Giulia Maria Dotti Sani
    Pages 79-102
  7. Giulia Maria Dotti Sani
    Pages 131-142

About this book


The volume is the first to take a life-course approach to the study of domestic work in Italy. It provides a coherent and systemic overview of time spent on housework, childcare and adult care over the life course. While most previous research has focused on the time adult women and men spend on housework and the division of domestic chores among partners, this unique contribution studies the amount of time spent on chores by Italians in different phases of the life course. It addresses relevant aspects often neglected in time use studies, such as the socialization to domestic chores among children, teenagers and young adults living in the parental home and the reproduction of gender inequalities in housework at later stages of the life course.


Domestic Work across the Life Course Childcare and Elderly Care Gender Equality in Italy Time Use Gender Differences Housework in Italy Micro and Macro Determinants of Housework Explaining Housework to Children and Young Adults Time Use in Italy Domestic Work among Children and Youth Childless Couple’s Housework time Housework and Childcare among Italians

Authors and affiliations

  • Giulia Maria Dotti Sani
    • 1
  1. 1.European University InstituteSan Domenico di FiesoleItaly

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