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Balancing work and family in a changing society : the fathers' perspective

Author: Isabella Crespi; Elisabetta Ruspini
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Series: Global masculinities series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Both research and policy on balancing work and family life have tended to focus on mothers' lives. This volume examines how fathers fulfill their roles both within the family and at work and what  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isabella Crespi; Elisabetta Ruspini
ISBN: 9781137595270 1137595272
OCLC Number: 947809544
Description: viii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Editors' Introduction: Men, Fathers, and Work-Family Balance --
An Exploration across Continents / Isabella Crespi and Elisabetta Ruspini --
Part I: Fatherhood and Men's Work-Life Balance: A Theoretical Framework across Continents ; Changing Fatherhood and Fathering across Cultures toward Convergence in Work-Family Balance: Divergent Progress or Stalemate? / Rudy Ray Seward and Michael Rush ; "The Choice Was Made for Us": Stay-at-Home Dads and Relationalities of Work and Care in Canada and the United States / Andrea Doucet ; Institutional Context of Childcare and Fathering Practices in Western and Central-Eastern Europe: The Case of Poland and Germany / Piotr Teisseyre --
Part II: Changing Fathers: Work, Children, and Reconciliation Strategies ; Changing Family Models: Emerging New Opportunities for Fathers in Catalonia (Spain)? / Lluís Flaquer, Almudena Moreno Mínguez, and Tomás Cano López ; Which Fathers Are Involved in Caring for Preschool-Age Children in the United Kingdom? A Longitudinal Analysis of the Influence of Work Hours in Employment on Shared Childcare Arrangements in Couple Households / Colette Fagan and Helen Norman ; Reconciling Work and Family among Japanese Fathers with Preschool-Age Children / Tomoko Matsuda, Saori Kamano, Mieko Takahashi, Setsuko Onode, and Kyoko Yoshizumi ; Work-Life Balance and Fathers in Austria? Empirical Evidence at the Company Level / Nadja Bergman and Helene Schiffbänker ; Between Change and Continuity: Fathers and Work-Family Balance in Italy / Maria Letizia Bosoni, Isabella Crespi, and Elisabetta Ruspini --
Part III: Fathers' Work-Family Life Balance: Conflicts and Challenges ; Involved Fatherhood: Source of New Gender Conflicts? / Diana Lengersdorf and Michael Meuser ; From "Absent Father" to "Involved Father": Changes in the Model of Fatherhood in Poland and Role of Mothers --
"Gatekeepers" / Małgorzata Sikorska ; What Work-Family Conflicts Do Fathers Experience in Sweden and in the United States? / Anna-Lena Almqvist and Gayle Kaufman ; "At the End, the Father Works More and the Mother Stays Home": Polish and Swedish Fathers and (Un)achieved Work-Life Balance / Katarzyna Suwada --
Conclusions / Isabella Crespi and Elisabetta Ruspini.
Series Title: Global masculinities series.
Responsibility: Isabella Crespi and Elisabetta Ruspini.

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"Twelve essays explore the changing ideals and experiences for men around fatherhood and employment. The scope is vast, covering the experience of fatherhood in countries around the globe. ... Some Read more...

 
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