Conference Paper Social Policy Association Conference, 29 June - 1 July 2009, Edinburgh UK
The parenthood effect: what explains the increase in gender inequality when British couples become parents?
This paper explores the importance of different decision criteria for how couples adapt
their division of paid and domestic work after having a child. Specifically, it examines
how earnings and gender role identities of men and women before parenthood are
associated with changes in their contributions to paid and unpaid work after becoming