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ARAUJO, Clara  and  SCALON, Celi. The gender and the ditance between intention and action. Rev. bras. Ci. Soc. [online]. 2006, vol.21, n.62, pp.45-68. ISSN 0102-6909.

This paper analyses the perceptions of men and women on the compatibility between paid jobs and family, from the standpoint of gender relations. Based upon the results of a survey carried out in Brazil in 2004, it is examined whether there is a rapport between more equalitarian perceptions regarding gender and more shared attitudes regarding household work. There is also an attempt to identify the weight and the extent to which various factors (e.g. cultural, socioeconomic, and demographic) are relevant to the existence of values and routine practices that entail the perception of more balanced and symmetrical marital relations.

Keywords : Gender and family; Household work; Women and labor market.

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