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Scenarios for the equal division of paid and unpaid work in the transition to parenthood in Germany

Bedingungsszenarien einer partnerschaftlichen Arbeitsteilung beim Übergang zur Elternschaft in Deutschland
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Dechant, Anna; Schulz, Florian

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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'." (author's abstract)
Keywords partnership; division of labor; parenthood; family formation; Federal Republic of Germany; partner relationship; egalitarianism
Classification Family Sociology, Sociology of Sexual Behavior; Population Studies, Sociology of Population
Method empirical; qualitative empirical
Document language English
Publication Year 2014
Page/Pages p. 615-644
Journal Comparative Population Studies - Zeitschrift für Bevölkerungswissenschaft, 39 (2014) 3
Issue topic Family values and family norms. What impact does culture have on familial and generative behaviour?
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.4232/10.CPoS-2013-06en
ISSN 1869-8980
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications