Housewife Case Study

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The subject, Cece (not her real name), is a 47-year-old housewife/homemaker from Pasig City who set aside her 9-year-career as soon as her first child was born in exchange of becoming a stay-at-home mother and remained so 20 years after. Her husband, a 48-year-old government employee whom she has been married to for 25 years, is the sole provider for their family of three while their 19-year-old son is still finishing his college degree. A brief face-to-face meeting regarding the nature of this paper transpired, wherein both parties determined that it is best for the interview to be conducted online via email (See the third part of this paper for the screencaps) due to practical and personal reasons. And so, one of the researchers and the interviewee exchanged emails for a few days to extensively talk about the latter’s experience as a housewife by discussing her past, present, and possible future.
When asked why the
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She answered by stating how she has more time to spend with her loved ones and how she can work in her preferred way are huge pluses; although, its cons such as inability to double their earnings and less leisure time in addition to the multitude of criticisms she has received, as discussed in the previous paragraph, drag these advantages down. Regardless, she says that she will still choose to be a housewife if given the chance to do things again simply because she has been content living an uncomplicated life and it has been an absolute treat seeing her child grow up right before her eyes. When the interviewer then asked her what advice would she give those who are currently considering to leave their jobs in order to become a housewife, she said that there is a great need to fully contemplate oneself’s willingness to sacrifice for this valiant cause and capabilities to follow through with it aside from the income

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