The transition to parenthood in Spain: adaptation to ideals.

Carmen Botía Morillas
Publicado en: Daniela Grunow and Marie Evertsson: Couples' Transitions to Parenthood. Analysing Gender and Work in Europe. Cheltenham, Glos UK and Northampthon, Massachusetts Edward Elgar Publishing.
Año de publicación: 2016
Páginas: 196 – 218.
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In this chapter, we draw on a qualitative study of dual-earner couples expecting their first child, and our aim is twofold. First, we describe new parents’ ideals about what they consider ‘the best for the child’ during the first years of life. Second, we investigate how these ideals are shaped and restricted by the institutional context (i.e. family policy and labour market characteristics), as well as by different constructions of mothering and fathering.

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