Increased fathering: Effects on the mother

Lois Wladis Hoffman

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In this chapter, we are asking a question about the future, namely: What is the effect on the mother’s life of increased parenting by the father? There is a general agreement among the various scholars that at present the father’s participation is not high, that truly shared parenting is still rare, and that the mother’s employ- ment may increase the father’s role somewhat but not very substantially. To be- gin this inquiry, then, it is necessary first to establish that it is reasonable to as- sume that fathers will become more actively involved in parenting.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFatherhood and Family Policy
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781317769552
ISBN (Print)0898591902, 9780898591903
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


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