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Does Parenthood Strengthen a Traditional Household Division of Labor? Evidence From Sweden

Dribe, Martin LU and Stanfors, Maria LU (2009) In Journal of Marriage and Family 71(1). p.33-45
Abstract
Parenthood is often considered a major factor behind gender differences in time allocation, especially between paid work and housework. This article investigates the impact of parenthood on men's and women's daily time use in Sweden and how it changed over the 1990s. The analysis is made using time diary data from the Multinational Time Use Survey (MTUS; N = 13,729) and multivariate Tobit regressions. The results indicate that while parenthood in 1990 - 1991 clearly strengthened the traditional gender division of labor in the household, this was much less the case in 2000 - 2001, when parenthood affected men and women in a more similar way.
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transition to parenthood, time use, fatherhood, time diary methods, work family balance
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Journal of Marriage and Family
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71
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1
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33 - 45
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1741-3737
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10.1111/j.1741-3737.2008.00578.x
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English
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  abstract     = {Parenthood is often considered a major factor behind gender differences in time allocation, especially between paid work and housework. This article investigates the impact of parenthood on men's and women's daily time use in Sweden and how it changed over the 1990s. The analysis is made using time diary data from the Multinational Time Use Survey (MTUS; N = 13,729) and multivariate Tobit regressions. The results indicate that while parenthood in 1990 - 1991 clearly strengthened the traditional gender division of labor in the household, this was much less the case in 2000 - 2001, when parenthood affected men and women in a more similar way.},
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  issn         = {1741-3737},
  keyword      = {transition to parenthood,time use,fatherhood,time diary methods,work family balance},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {33--45},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Journal of Marriage and Family},
  title        = {Does Parenthood Strengthen a Traditional Household Division of Labor? Evidence From Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-3737.2008.00578.x},
  volume       = {71},
  year         = {2009},
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