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  • Liikanen, Anne (2018)
    Goals. This thesis examines the families with children and how they do laundry. The aim was to figure out the differences between men and women in their laundry habits. This is timely topic, because it has not been studied really much. The thesis examines who does laundry in the family and what kind of differences exist in laundry habits between men and women. Earlier studies show that mother has mainly been the one who takes care of the laundry in the family. According to the time-use study, men do only the laundry, whereas women do also ironing, making the clothes and other maintenance work. Methods. In the analysis of the thesis I used quantitative research methods. I collected the material by a survey in e-form. By the appointed time (4.12.2017), there were 37 respondents in total, from which there were 22 women and 15 men. I sent a link to the electronic survey via WhatsApp-application to my acquaintances having children. As a sampling method I used snowball sampling, whereupon instead of probability samples I must talk about non-probability samples. In analysing the material I used descriptive statistical analysis methods such as percentages, means and frequences. By means of SPSS-program I analysed the differences between men and women with Mann-Whitney U-test, because the preconditions of T-test (normal distribution) weren’t fulfilled Results and conclusions. According to the results of the thesis, women did still do the majority of the laundry. However, men were involved in the laundry work more than earlier and in more ways. Women washed clothes by hand, steeped, removed spots, dried the laundry on a line or rack, ironed and mangled the clothes more than men, according to Mann-Whitney U-test (p < 0,05). Research results help to understand the laundry work in the family with children and also the distribution of the housework. The results of this study can be utilized when assessing how well the equality of the housework is fulfilled.