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The gender time gap: Time use among self-employed women and men compared to paid employees in Sweden
Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden.
Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.
Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden.
2019 (English)In: Time & Society, ISSN 0961-463X, E-ISSN 1461-7463, Vol. 28, no 2, p. 680-696Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In this article, the authors set out to study the time use of men and women in Sweden, comparing self-employed and employed individuals. Previous studies indicate that there are reasons to believe that both gendered time use and mechanisms related to time use might differ between the self-employed and employees. Employing time use data, the aim was to study whether there are differences in gendered time use between self-employed individuals and employees in Sweden, and furthermore, which mechanism relates to gendered time use among self-employed individuals and employees. The results show that self-employed men and women distribute their time in a more gender-traditional manner than employees. In addition, relative resources are found to be an important factor related to gendered time use among the self-employed. For employees, gender relations tend to be a mechanism related to …

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2019. Vol. 28, no 2, p. 680-696
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-46077DOI: 10.1177/0961463X16683969OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-46077DiVA, id: diva2:1370611
Available from: 2019-11-15 Created: 2019-11-15 Last updated: 2019-12-16Bibliographically approved

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