„Wenn Vater, dann will ich Teilzeit arbeiten“. Die Verknüpfung von Berufs- und Familienvorstellungen bei 30-jährigen Männern aus der deutschsprachigen Schweiz

Baumgarten, Diana; Wehner, Nina; Maihofer, Andrea; Schwiter, Karin (2016). „Wenn Vater, dann will ich Teilzeit arbeiten“. Die Verknüpfung von Berufs- und Familienvorstellungen bei 30-jährigen Männern aus der deutschsprachigen Schweiz. Gender : Zeitschrift für Geschlecht, Kultur und Gesellschaft(Sonderheft 4), pp. 76-91. Barbara Budrich

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De-/naturalization of parenthood and gender “As a father, I want to work part time”. The linkages between the career and family plans of 30-year-old men in the German-speaking part of Switzerland Many men today express the desire to be actively involved in their families. Our interviewees define good fatherhood primarily as the time a father can spend with his child. However, this desire conflicts with the demands of full-time employment and expected career paths. In order to fulfill their expectations of good fatherhood, we find that in one way or another they all have to deal with the question of whether and how to reduce their working hours when they have children. In this article we ask how this tension between men’s career and family plans plays out and analyze the solutions men find (or do not find) for themselves. Our analysis is based on qualitative interviews with 30-year-old men in the German-speaking part of Switzerland who work in gender-typical, -neutral and -atypical professions. Overall, our findings show that full-time employment is no longer a given for men hoping to become fathers. Furthermore, we argue that the discussion about part-time employment needs to differentiate between professions.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Sociology

ISSN:

1868-7245

Publisher:

Barbara Budrich

Projects:

[1036] Transitions from Education to Employment (TREE) Official URL

Language:

German

Submitter:

David Leander Baumann

Date Deposited:

16 Oct 2019 14:33

Last Modified:

16 Oct 2019 14:33

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Additional Information:

Notes: treeanalysis analysis_thirdparty: Date: 2016

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/130830

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