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Couples' Transitions to Parenthood

Couples' Transitions to Parenthood

Analysing Gender and Work in Europe

Edited by Daniela Grunow and Marie Evertsson

It is common for European couples living fairly egalitarian lives to adopt a traditional division of labour at the transition to parenthood. Based on in-depth interviews with 334 parents-to-be in eight European countries, this book explores the implications of family policies and gender culture from the perspective of couples who are expecting their first child. Couples’ Transitions to Parenthood: Analysing Gender and Work in Europe is the first comparative, qualitative study that explicitly locates couples’ parenting ideals and plans in the wider context of national institutions.

Contributors

Edited by Daniela Grunow and Marie Evertsson

Subjects: social policy and sociology, family and gender policy

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Paco Abril is a Sociologist. He teaches at the Faculty of Education and Psychology at the University of Girona. His research interests include gender, masculinity, work–life balance, paternity and co-education. Jenny Alsarve is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Örebro University, Sweden. Her research focuses on work–family balance, the transition to parenthood, family life after divorce and lone motherhood. Patricia Amigot is Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at the Public University of Navarra (UPNA) in Pamplona. Her research focuses on the study of subjectivity and power, gender inequalities and gender violence. Sonia Bertolini is Associate Professor at the University of Turin, where she teaches Sociology of Work. Her research interests include labour market flexibilization, youth labour market entry, female labour market participation, labour market flexibilization and transition to adult life and the sociology of professions. Carmen Botía-Morillas is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville, Spain. Her fields of interest focus on gender relations, new fatherhood and motherhood, the sociology of work, negotiation and qualitative methods. Katarina Boye is a Research Fellow in Sociology at the Swedish Institute for Social Research. She studies the intersection between the family and the labour market and focuses particularly on the consequences of the division of work between men and women. Felix Bühlmann is Assistant Professor of Life Course Sociology at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. His current research interests include the life course, economic sociology and political sociology....