Dilemmas of involved fatherhood

Kathleen Gerson

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    Abstract

    Social disapproval and economic inequality put full-time domesticity out of reach for almost all men. Yet most also found that economic necessity and employer intransigence made anything less than full-time work an equally distant possibility. Few employers offered the option of part-time work, especially in male-dominated fields. Arthur, a married sanitation worker planning for fatherhood, complained: If it was feasible, I would love to spend more time with my child. That would be more important to me than working. I'd love to be able to work twenty-five hours a week or four days a week and have three days off to spend with the family, but most jobs aren't going to accommodate you that way.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationGender and Work in Today's World
    Subtitle of host publicationA Reader
    PublisherTaylor and Francis
    Pages378-386
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Electronic)9780429968815
    ISBN (Print)9780813341927
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)

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    Gerson, K. (2018). Dilemmas of involved fatherhood. In Gender and Work in Today's World: A Reader (pp. 378-386). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429500268-44