Perceived Distribution of Family Obligations Between Partners and Perception of Equity in a Relationship
Percipirana raspodjela obiteljskih obveza među partnerima i doživljaj pravednosti u vezi
The aim of this study was to find out how partners perceived the distribution of daily duties and responsibilities in their relationship (household chores, management of finances and decision making) and how satisfied they were with such a distribution. The study included 120 dual-income couples. The results show that women still contribute more to routine or traditionally female chores, while men do periodical or traditionally male household chores. Women are less satisfied than men with this division of housework and finance. Both partners are most satisfied when they participate equally in family expenses and decisions.