Gender-role based differences in time allocation: a case study of Shenzhen, China

Interpersonal interactions of time allocation with a social network are far from being understood, largely due to limited research in this area. Further, few studies have focused on residents of China, whose population is the largest in the world and whose culture is quite different from western countries. Using the data collected from 261 households in Shenzhen, this study applies structural equation models to investigate time allocation of male and female household heads on the weekday and weekend. The results show clear household activity roles of Chinese residents: men are dominant in out-of-home activities, but women dominate in-home activities. This study also offers some insightful interpersonal interactions of activity participation between household heads.

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    Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

    North Dakota State University
    1320 Albrecht Blvd
    Fargo, ND  United States  58105
  • Authors:
    • Cao, X
    • Chai, Y
  • Publication Date: 2007-7


  • English

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  • Pagination: 24p
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    • Issue Number: DP-190

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  • Accession Number: 01387049
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 10:01PM