ERIC Number: EJ745511
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 44
Couples' Attitudes, Childbirth, and the Division of Labor
Jansen, Miranda; Liefbroer, Aart C.
Journal of Family Issues, v27 n11 p1487-1511 2006
In this article, the authors examine effects of partners' attitudes on the timing of the birth of a first child, the division of domestic labor, the division of child care, and the division of paid labor of couples. They use data from the Panel Study of Social Integration in the Netherlands, which includes independent measures of both partners' attitudes in one wave (1995) and family life behavior in the next wave (1999). Using theories about decision rules, the authors formulate hypotheses about possible outcomes when partners have dissimilar attitudes. The results show that partners' attitudes are not always identical. Most important, attitudes of both partners are found to be equally important in joint decisions. (Contains 4 tables and 1 note.)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Birth, Spouses, Foreign Countries, Social Integration, Family Life, Interviews, Questionnaires, Predictor Variables, Housework, Labor Force, Surveys, Hypothesis Testing, Correlation, Parent Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Child Care, Parent Responsibility, Employed Parents
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands