Trends in fathers' contribution to housework and childcare under different welfare policy regimes

Evrim Altintas, Oriel Sullivan

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Abstract

This article brings up to date welfare regime differences in the time fathers spend on childcare and core housework, using Multinational Time Use Study data (1971-2010) from fifteen countries. Although Nordic fathers continue to set the bar, the results provide some support for the idea of a catch-up in core housework among Southern regime fathers. The results also suggest an increasing polarization in Liberal countries, whereby fathers who were meaningfully involved in family life were increasingly likely to spend more time doing core housework and, particularly, childcare. Fathers living in Corporatist countries have been least responsive to change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-108
Number of pages28
JournalSocial Politics
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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