Shouldering the burden: gender attitudes towards balancing work and family

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2013
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Gordon, J.Struwig, B.Roberts
KEYWORDS: GENDER, IDENTITY, LABOUR MARKET, POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA, WOMEN, WORK
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD), Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-september-2013/shouldering-the-burden-gender-attitudes-towards-balancing-work-and-family
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 7917
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/2794

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Abstract

The South African workplace has changed in recent decades as increasingly more women enter the labour market. The greater economic empowerment of women in the post-apartheid period may have changed public attitudes towards women's place in the economy, yet, a considerable number of women still shoulder a heavy burden when trying to balance work and family. Steven Gordon, Jare Struwig and Benjamin Roberts share findings from the latest South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) in this regard.