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Journal Article

What's parenthood got to do with it?: men's hours of paid work

Authors

Publication date

2006

Abstract

It is commonly reported that fathers in Britain work longer hours than nonfathers. This statistic is frequently used as supporting evidence for the argument that the role of fathers within families remains primarily concerned with financial provisioning. In this paper it is shown, through regression models, that once other factors are taken into account the significance of fatherhood in relation to hours of paid work disappears. This highlights fatherhood as a period in the life course which often coincides with longer working hours but challenges the assumption of a causal relationship.

Published in

British Journal of Sociology

Volume

57 (4):619-634

Subjects

Labour Market and Family Formation And Dissolution

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/search/sbritish+journal+of+sociology/sbritish+journal+of+sociology/1%2C2%2C4%2CB/exact&FF=sbritish+journal+of+sociology&1%2C2%2C/indexsort=-

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