Consequences of Relative Contribution to Division of Labor

Sanday (1974) noted long ago that women's economic participation tended to contribute in one way or another to their overall social status. In societies where women and men contribute more or less equally to production, women generally have a social status similar to men's. Where women do little productive work or conversely nearly all of it, their social status is subordinate to that of men's. In the former instance, women are economic liabilities; in the latter, little more than servants in their own homes. Indeed, various studies suggest that women's economic activities are not directly linked to their greater social status; for instance, Whyte (1978), in a series of cross-cultural tests, found that name of female control of property, control over the products of their labor, or female economic collectivities accurately predict women's higher social status.

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