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Sharing the Caring: Attitude-Behavior Discrepancies and Partnership Dynamics
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. Linköping University, Sweden.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
Number of Authors: 3
2018 (English)In: Journal of family issues, ISSN 0192-513X, E-ISSN 1552-5481, Vol. 39, no 3, p. 771-795Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Even though ideals in favor of gender equality in the private sphere are wide spread, discrepancies between ideals and actual behavior are common. Such discrepancies and potential dissatisfaction with gender unequal behavior within a couple are expected to influence partnership dynamics negatively. This study examines how discrepancies between the perceived ideal sharing of parental leave and the actual division of leave, as well as satisfaction with the division are associated with (a) relationship satisfaction, (b) continued childbearing, and (c) union dissolution, using Swedish panel data. The findings cannot confirm an effect of discrepancies on partnership dynamics. However, men who wish they had used a larger share of the parental leave have lower relationship satisfaction, lower continued childbearing, and higher probability of union dissolution. Women are seemingly not affected by their (dis)satisfaction with the division. The findings may reflect a changing father role related to the policy setting and norms in Sweden.

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2018. Vol. 39, no 3, p. 771-795
Keyword [en]
child care, divorce, separation, relationship satisfaction, fertility, gender and family, household labor
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-152706DOI: 10.1177/0192513X16680013ISI: 000419901600010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-152706DiVA, id: diva2:1186416
Available from: 2018-02-28 Created: 2018-02-28 Last updated: 2018-02-28Bibliographically approved

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