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The Gendered Transition to Parenthood: Lasting Inequalities in the Home and in the Labor Market
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
2016 (English)In: Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Interdisciplinary, Searchable, and Linkable Resource / [ed] Robert A. Scott, Marlis C. Buchmann, John Wiley & Sons, 2016, 1-16 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We discuss the slow process through which the gendered transition to parenthood has changed in Western societies and the degrees to which this process challenges economic theories on the utility-maximizing rational man, woman, and/or couple. The transition to parenthood has long-term consequences for women's careers, often even in couples in which the woman earns more than the man. The reason for the slow-changing process can partially be found in gender norms and the physical aspects of the transition to motherhood, including breastfeeding and norms regarding how long the child benefits from being in the mother's care. One of the challenges faced by research on the gendered transition to parenthood is how to distinguish where the boundaries between biology and gender norms lie. We discuss the gendered transition to parenthood and its career-related consequences, and we elaborate on potential ways in which research may advance to dismantle the interconnected nature of biology, gender, and economic reasoning in couples' transition to parenthood.

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John Wiley & Sons, 2016. 1-16 p.
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gender, inequality, motherhood, fatherhood, parenthood, careers, unpaid work, care
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-136647DOI: 10.1002/9781118900772.etrds0399ISBN: 9781118900772 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-136647DiVA: diva2:1055543
Available from: 2016-12-12 Created: 2016-12-12 Last updated: 2017-01-09Bibliographically approved

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