Scenarios for the Equal Division of Paid and Unpaid Work in the Transition to Parenthood in Germany

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1
Resource Type
Text
Creator
  • Dechant, Anna
  • Schulz, Florian
Collective Title
  • Comparative Population Studies
    Vol. 39, No. 2
Publication Date
2013-04-18
Publication Place
Wiesbaden
Contributor
  • Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung (Editor)
Language
English
Free Keywords
Division of labour in the household; Transition to parenthood; Longitudinal study; Qualitative data; Germany
Description
  • Abstract

    On the basis of a qualitative longitudinal study of 14 German couples, the conditions that are necessary and sufficient for an equal division of labour in the transition to parenthood are examined in an explorative way. Based on the assumption that couples with educational homogamy on a high level are probably more prone and sufficiently assertive to establish egalitarian relationships, we show that such arrangements cannot be sustained or achieved without the existence of specific contiguous conditions. A comparison of attitudes, family values and norms with actual everyday routines also suggests in many cases the well-known “verbal open-mindedness and rigid behaviour”.
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  • Is identical to
    DOI: 10.12765/10.CPoS-2013-06en (Text)

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