Fathering

A multidisciplinary, scholarly journal devoted to knowledge about fathers and families as well as clinical practice with fathers. Publishes peer-reviewed original papers on all aspects of fathering from both the empirical and theoretical points of view. A

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 3, Fall

Father Involvement among Working-Class, Dual-Earner Couples
Predictors of father involvement were explored among 98 dual-earner, working-class couples experiencing the transition to parenthood. A model combining different theoretical approaches to predict levels and rates of change in father involvement during...
"It's a Triangle That's Difficult to Square": Men's Intentions and Practices around Caring, Work and First-Time Fatherhood
This paper reports the findings of a small scale, UK based, qualitative longitudinal study on men's experiences of transition to first-time fatherhood. The study commenced in 2005, two years after paid paternity leave was introduced in the UK and explores...
Like Father, like Son? the Transmission of Values, Family Practices, and Work-Family Adaptations to Sons of Work-Sharing Men
This article explores egalitarian patterns of work and household responsibility as transferred from one generation to the next using a father-son approach. The fathers participated in an experimental study, referred to as the Work-Sharing Couples study,...
New Observations on How Fathers Work and Care: Introduction to the Special Issue-Men, Work and Parenting-Part 1
This special issue highlights an area that is getting increased research attention-men, work and parenting. Once mothers entered the labor market in record numbers in industrialized societies in the 1960s, a substantial number of scholars began to...
Post-Birth Employment Leave among Fathers in Britain and the United States
Balancing work and family is no longer strictly a women's issue. We know that working fathers struggle to balance work and family and perhaps are as likely, if not more likely, to experience work-family conflict as mothers (Hill, Hawkins, Martinson,...
UK Fathers' Long Work Hours: Career Stage or Fatherhood?
Using data from the UK's Third Work-Life Balance Employee Survey (2006) this paper explores whether long working hours, characteristic of British fathers, is best explained by men's career stage or their parental status. Guided by theoretical concepts"...
"Without Taking Away Her Leave": A Canadian Case Study of Couples' Decisions on Fathers' Use of Paid Parental Leave
Over the last decade, Canadian fathers' use of paid parental leave benefits rose dramatically. Yet very little is known about when and why these fathers take leave, and how couples negotiate who takes leave, when, and for how long. This article reports...
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