A re-examination of the cross-cultural principles of task segregation and sex role differentiation in the family

American Sociological Review Vol/Iss. 40 Published In Pages: 12-20
By Crano, Joel, Crano, William D.


This study examines Parsons' and Bales' proposition that a universal feature of social structure is gender sex role specialization of tasks. Results suggest that women contribute substantially to the subsistence economy across many domains, casting doubt on such universality.

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