Trabajo doméstico, género y salud en población ocupada.

Translated title of the contribution: Housework, gender and health in the working population

L. Artázcoz, C. Borrell, I. Rohlfs, C. Beni, A. Moncada, J. Benach

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OBJECTIVE: To analyse the relation between domestic workload and self-perceived health status among workers and to examine whether there are gender inequalities. METHODS: The selected population were the 215 men and 106 women younger than 65 years interviewed in the Terrassa Health Survey, 1998 who had a paid work and were married or cohabiting. Adjusted odds ratios (aOR) by domestic workload, age and occupational social class with their 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated. RESULTS: Whereas among men domestic workload was not associated with health status, among women poor self-perceived health status was positively related to household size (aOR = 3.65; 95% IC = 1.06-12.54) and to lack of a person for doing domestic tasks (aOR = 4.43; 95% CI = 1.05-18.62). CONCLUSION: Both household characteristics and having a support for facing domestic tasks play an important role in gender health inequalities.

Translated title of the contributionHousework, gender and health in the working population
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)150-153
Number of pages4
JournalGaceta sanitaria / S.E.S.P.A.S
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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