Perceiving Reconciliation: Child Care Policies and Gendered Time Conflicts

Stadelmann-Steffen, Isabelle; Oehrli, Dominique (2017). Perceiving Reconciliation: Child Care Policies and Gendered Time Conflicts. Gender & society, 31(5), pp. 597-623. Sage 10.1177/0891243217727719

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In recent decades, many studies have examined gender-related differences in paid employment and the reconciliation of family and employment. Considering perceptions of time conflicts with regards to work at home and leisure activities, this article contributes to a more encompassing understanding of attitudes toward reconciliation problems. Special attention is given to the role of external child care services. The use of an original data set from 60 Swiss municipalities and hierarchical multiresponse regression models enable an analysis of the various aspects of time conflicts simultaneously, and a consideration of how different policy contexts shape these attitudes. This study provides evidence that the communal provision of external child care is related to gender-specific perceptions of time conflicts. Most interestingly, men seem to be affected most strongly by communal policy conditions, whereby the provision of external child care is related to systematically higher levels of time conflicts.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Political Science

UniBE Contributor:

Stadelmann, Isabelle and Oehrli, Dominique Anne

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

ISSN:

0891-2432

Publisher:

Sage

Language:

English

Submitter:

Isabelle Stadelmann

Date Deposited:

14 May 2018 14:02

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 22:09

Publisher DOI:

10.1177/0891243217727719

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.113254

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/113254

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