Opinions on Gender Roles

By: Alwin, Duane F., Braun, Michael, and Jacqueline Scott.

Using data from the International Social Survey Program, these researchers report that 61% of US men and 50% of US women prefer that a woman not work when there is a child under school-age in the home, 28.7% of men and 38.5% of women say that a woman should work part-time under this circumstance, and 10.2% of men and 11.5% of women say that a woman should work full-time under this circumstance.

Separation of work and the family: Attitudes towards womenís labour-force participation in Germany, Great Britain, and the United States. European Sociological Review 8 (1): 13-37.