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The Influence of Parenthood on the Work Effort of Married Men and Women

Citation

Kaufman, Gayle & Uhlenberg, Peter (2000). The Influence of Parenthood on the Work Effort of Married Men and Women. Social Forces, 78(3), 931-47.

Abstract

While the effect of parenthood on women's work has been well documented, little attention has been given to the potentially important link between work and parenthood for men. Two competing models of fatherhood suggest opposite effects of having children on work activities. The "good-provider" model predicts that fathers will work more than nonfathers, while the involved-father model predicts that fatherhood might encourage men to work less. We use data from the 1992-93 National Survey of Families and Households to examine the effect of parenthood on married men and women's employment and work hours. Findings indicate evidence for both models.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3005936

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Social Forces

Author(s)

Kaufman, Gayle
Uhlenberg, Peter

Year Published

2000

Volume Number

78

Issue Number

3

Pages

931-47

Reference ID

1542