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ERIC Number: EJ820220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7732
Gender Differences in Providing Urgent Childcare among Dual-Earner Parents
Maume, David J.
Social Forces, v87 n1 p273-297 Sep 2008
It may be premature to think that contemporary families are egalitarian because wives are working more and fathers are more involved with children. This research contends that egalitarianism is reflected in gender similarity in missing work to attend to children's needs. Drawing from two national surveys of dual-earner parents, familial factors (especially children and spouse's work hours) exceeded job-related factors in determining women's sole provision of urgent childcare. Although men's egalitarian ideology was positively associated with urgent-childcare provision, men as a whole were less likely than women to adapt their work efforts to familial demands. These findings suggest more persistent traditionalism than progress toward egalitarianism in work-family role performance. The implications of these results for future research were briefly discussed. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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