Investing in Involvement: Men Moving Through Fatherhood
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Discussions of contemporary fatherhood often refer to how men today are expected to be more involved with their children than in previous generations. Major social and cultural shifts occurring in Western countries — including economic restructuring, changes to the labour market and the impact of feminism — are changing expectations and experiences of fatherhood today so that it is now more common to think of fathers as intimate and involved as opposed to the breadwinner and disciplinarian role often associated with fatherhood in previous generations. However, questions have arisen about the extent to which these changes can be observed in practice, with some research providing support for this contention (e.g. Pleck 1997) while others suggest that generational changes may be more noticeable in the culture rather than conduct of fatherhood (Walker and McGraw 2000).
KeywordsFamily Life Economic Downturn Intergenerational Transmission Father Involvement Antenatal Classis
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