This article investigates whether there are childcare penalties and premiums at the intersection of gender, work-family arrangements and education among parents in Italy, a country with a familistic welfare state and a traditional division of labor within couples. The results indicate that children in male breadwinner households are not exposed to more childcare time than those living in a dual earner arrangement, except when both parents are highly educated, in which case a childcare premium emerges. The implications for social inequalities are discussed in light of the societal transformations that have occurred in the country over the past few decades.

Is it “Good” to Have a Stay-at-Home Mom? Parental Childcare Time and Work–Family Arrangements in Italy, 1988–2014 / G.M. Dotti Sani. - In: SOCIAL POLITICS. - ISSN 1072-4745. - (2020 Jul 22). [Epub ahead of print] [10.1093/sp/jxaa014]

Is it “Good” to Have a Stay-at-Home Mom? Parental Childcare Time and Work–Family Arrangements in Italy, 1988–2014

G.M. Dotti Sani
2020-07-22

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This article investigates whether there are childcare penalties and premiums at the intersection of gender, work-family arrangements and education among parents in Italy, a country with a familistic welfare state and a traditional division of labor within couples. The results indicate that children in male breadwinner households are not exposed to more childcare time than those living in a dual earner arrangement, except when both parents are highly educated, in which case a childcare premium emerges. The implications for social inequalities are discussed in light of the societal transformations that have occurred in the country over the past few decades.
childcare time, work-family arrangements, Italy, time use, mothers, fathers
Settore SPS/07 - Sociologia Generale
Settore SPS/09 - Sociologia dei Processi economici e del Lavoro
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