Yang Hu was invited to Shanghai Jiaotong University and East China University of Science and Technology in China to deliver public lectures
2nd July 2019
Yang Hu has delivered invited public lectures on “(Un)doing housework: Gender, money, power, and the domestic everyday” at Shanghai Jiaotong University and East China University of Science and Technology in China.
Abstract for the talk:
Housework provides an important window into intimate and family relationships. The unequal and gendered division of housework is a “last bastion” in the movement towards gender equality. Despite considerable progress towards gender equality in the public sphere over the past decades, women still undertake the lion’s share of housework at home in many countries. Why has women’s participation in education and paid work not yet translated into domestic gender equality? What is the role of money — namely earnings and household financial organization — in shaping housework participation? What roles do children play in the performance of housework? How does gendered housework influence relationship satisfaction? Drawing on large-scale, cross-national evidence, this talk delivers fresh perspectives on the relationships between money, power and gender in everyday intimate lives. It reflects on cultural changes and mainstream gender-equality policies and interventions, exploring why they have failed to “undo” the gendered division of housework.