Equality and Entitlement in Marriage

Benefits and Barriers
  • Janice M. Steil
Part of the Critical Issues in Social Justice book series (CISJ)


Over the last two decades there has been a growing interest in the relative equality of men and women. At first, the focus centered on achieving equal opportunities for women in the paid labor force. More recently, attention has focused on the inequalities between husbands and wives in the sharing of the responsibilities of unpaid labor at home. Indeed, a recent Gallup Poll of 1,234 randomly selected adults from across the country found that 57% of the population now says that the ideal marriage is one in which both the husband and the wife have jobs and share in the responsibilities of child rearing and caring for the home (DeStefano & Colasanto, 1990).


Child Care Intimate Relationship Procedural Justice Distributive Justice Marital Satisfaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Janice M. Steil
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  1. 1.Derner InstituteAdelphi UniversityGarden City, Long IslandUSA

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