By Margaret O'Brien, Karin Wall

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This booklet portrays men’s studies of domestic on my own go away and the way it impacts their lives and kin gender roles in several coverage contexts and explores how this special parental depart layout is applied in those contrasting coverage regimes. The booklet brings jointly 3 significant theoretical strands: social coverage, specifically the literature on comparative go away coverage advancements; kinfolk and gender experiences, particularly the research of gendered divisions of labor and care and up to date shifts in parenting and work-family stability; serious experiences of guys and masculinities, with a selected specialize in fathers and fathering in modern western societies and life-courses. Drawing on empirical info from in-depth interviews with fathers throughout 11 nations, the ebook indicates that the reports and social approaches linked to fathers’ domestic on my own go away contain a range of traits, revealing either thoughts and lack of switch, together with pluralization in addition to the constraining effect of coverage, gender, and social context. As a theoretical and empirical e-book it increases very important concerns on modernization of the lifestyles direction and the relations in modern societies. The e-book may be of specific curiosity to students in evaluating western societies and welfare states in addition to to students looking to comprehend altering work-life rules and relatives existence in societies with diverse social and historic pathways.

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And, you can’t understand this before you have children yourself. Before I had children I thought that this would be a “piece of cake”, and I couldn’t see why people made such a fuss about running a house. I could do it with my little finger along with all the rest. 38 E. Kvande and B. Brandth Being home alone for a longer period, the fathers learned what house- (and care) work really meant in terms of effort. It is healthy for men to experience what mothers have been doing, according to Steinar, who stayed home alone for 4 months.

Engineer Engineer Photographer Grad. l. weeks taken 15 8 40 14 12 12 10 20 14 10 Martin Architect 16 12 F 11 Johannes Architect 16 12 F 12 Max Painter 11 8 F No. of weeks home alone 15 8 40 14 12 12 10 20 12 Full-time (F) Part-time (P) F F F F F F F P (80 %) F With mother at home? No No No No No No No No Two weeks of overlap Four weeks of overlap Four weeks of overlap Three weeks of overlap In our previous study, we defined “home alone” as full-time leave during the 4 weeks available at the time.

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