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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Guerra, Susana
Author's Email Address sguerra@lsu.edu
URN etd-07072004-105247
Title The Influence of Ethnic Embeddedness on the Gender Role Attitudes and Division of Household Labor of Married Hispanic Women
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Department Sociology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Jill Suitor Committee Chair
Michael Grimes Committee Member
Pamela Monroe Committee Member
Yoshinori Kamo Committee Member
Katie Cherry Dean's Representative
Keywords
  • ethnic embeddedness
  • ethnicity
  • traditionalism
  • division of household labor
  • hispanics
  • gender role attitudes
Date of Defense 2004-06-11
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
In this study I examine the effects of both network structure and network function on the gender role attitudes and division of household labor among Hispanic women. Using a representative sub-sample drawn from the first wave of the National Study of Families and Households, I determine to what extent network processes help explain the gender role attitudes and behaviors of Hispanic women. Specifically, I focus on how embeddedness within a Hispanic community, as well as a woman’s level of social support exchange with kin and non-kin help explain her current gender role attitudes and household labor allocation. I found that ethnic embeddedness during adolescence best explained gender role attitudes while current ethnic embeddedness was a more substantive determinant of household labor allocation. I conclude that factors regarding a woman’s level of assimilation, as well as more precise measures of ethnic embeddedness may help better explain the relationship between ethnic embeddedness and gendered attitudes and behaviors.
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