The Population, Society and Inequality Colloquium Series presents
"Fatherhood in Institutional Context: Fathers’ Time with Children in Two Parent Families"
with Jennifer Hook, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, USC
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Social Science Plaza B (SSPB), Room 4250
Hook’s talk will examine cross-national variation in fathers' time with children in two-parent families, utilizing time use surveys from the United States (2003), Germany (2001), Norway (2000), and the United Kingdom (2000). She hypothesizes that family policy and cultural context alter the relationship between employment practices and fathers' time with children. She finds that cross-national variation in father involvement is not explained by demographic differences across countries. Instead, the mechanisms associated with involvement vary across countries. Fathers are most responsive to time constraints (i.e., employment hours and schedule) and demands (i.e., maternal employment) in the US and UK. The results reconcile inconsistencies across single country studies and shift our focus to understanding why some mechanisms are relevant in some settings and not in others.
A light lunch will be served.
This event is co-sponsored by the Gender, Work, and Family Research Group and Center for Demographic and Social Analysis.
For further information, please contact Jayne Lee Yang, firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-824-2566.