Couples' Transitions to Parenthood

Analysing Gender and Work in Europe

Daniela Grunow,

Couples' Transitions to Parenthood: Analysing Gender and Work in Europe
 
 
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.


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