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ERIC Number: EJ999302
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0197-6664
A Typology of Work-Family Arrangements among Dual-Earner Couples in Norway
Kitterod, Ragni Hege; Lappegard, Trude
Family Relations, v61 n4 p671-685 Oct 2012
A symmetrical family model of two workers or caregivers is a political goal in many western European countries. We explore how common this family type is in Norway, a country with high gender-equality ambitions, by using a multinomial latent class model to develop a typology of dual-earner couples with children based on the partners' allocations of paid and unpaid work. Using data on 2,617 respondents from the Norwegian Generations and Gender Survey, we estimate 4 classes, of which 2 are characterized by a fairly equal sharing between the partners and 2 have more traditional arrangements. Equal sharing is practiced by 4 out of 10 couples and is most likely when the partners are well educated and work regular hours and the father is in public-sector employment. A traditional practice is likely when the partners have less education, the mother has health problems, the father has private-sector employment, and the partners work irregular hours. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway