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ERIC Number: ED101226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
New Meaning for Parenthood.
DeFrain, John D.
Fifteen married couples, who, by their definitions, share parenting responsibilities, were interviewed. The most frequently cited reason for this practice was that the wife was dissatisfied with the limiting role of homemaker and wanted to be outside the home and away from the children part of the time, in order to pursue a career or add variety to her life. With the wife's role expanded into the community, husbands took up more of the child-rearing burden and much of the housework. The couples noted the benefits and problems of such an alternative parenting system, and offered throughts on how society could change to accommodate such patterns. Thoughts on how professionals in health and behavioral sciences can be of service to couples interested in beginning or maintaining such a child-rearing style are presented. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at Banff International Conference on Behavior Modification (6th, Banff, Alberta, Canada, March 1974); Some pages may reproduce poorly