Revista Estudos Feministas
Print version ISSN 0104-026X
BRUSCHINI, Maria Cristina Aranha and RICOLDI, Arlene Martinez. Revisiting stereotypes: the male role in household tasks. Rev. Estud. Fem. [online]. 2012, vol.20, n.1, pp. 259-287. ISSN 0104-026X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-026X2012000100014.
This article presents the findings which emerged from a research about the male participation in household tasks, in the family daily activities and in infants care. The procedures in this research included both qualitative and quantitative techniques. The first step (qualitative) consisted of exploratory interviews and debates with groups of males receiving a family income below 5 minimum wages that had children of 14 years of age or younger, by means of focus groups. In the second step (quantitative), we studied secondary information about the male participation in the "household tasks" and the time spent in those activities by means of data extracted from the PNAD/IBGE database of 2006.
Keywords : Household Tasks; Masculinity; Paternity; Family Daily Life; Articulation between Work and Family.