The chapter discusses the changing role of men and fathers and particularly fathers’ work-family concerns in the Italian context. Transformations in masculinity and transitions to parenthood are relevant issues today, principally because, as we will shortly see, the traditional division between male and female tasks and responsibilities (men active in the work domain and women in the private sphere) seems no longer sustainable. The chapter is divided into four sections: (i) introduction; (ii) a section in which the Italian “familistic” context is outlined; (iii) a discussion on the relationship between fatherhood, work-family balance, and social policies; and (iv) a section that analyses, by using survey data, how Italian fathers deal with work-family balance

Bosoni, M., Crespi, I., Ruspini, E. (2016). Between Change and Continuity: Fathers and Work-Family Balance in Italy. In I. Crespi, E. Ruspini (a cura di), Balancing Work and Family in a Changing Society. The Fathers' Perspective (pp. 129-145). New York : Palgrave Macmillan.

Between Change and Continuity: Fathers and Work-Family Balance in Italy

RUSPINI, ELISABETTA
2016

Abstract

The chapter discusses the changing role of men and fathers and particularly fathers’ work-family concerns in the Italian context. Transformations in masculinity and transitions to parenthood are relevant issues today, principally because, as we will shortly see, the traditional division between male and female tasks and responsibilities (men active in the work domain and women in the private sphere) seems no longer sustainable. The chapter is divided into four sections: (i) introduction; (ii) a section in which the Italian “familistic” context is outlined; (iii) a discussion on the relationship between fatherhood, work-family balance, and social policies; and (iv) a section that analyses, by using survey data, how Italian fathers deal with work-family balance
Capitolo o saggio
Men; Fathers; Parenthood; Work-family Balance; Italy
English
Balancing Work and Family in a Changing Society. The Fathers' Perspective
9781137595270
Both research and policy on balancing work and family life have tended to focus on mothers' lives. There has been a general lack of comparative research to the complex intersection between old and new forms of masculinity; and between fatherhood, work-life balance, gender relations and children's well-being. As a result, men's fathering roles and their struggle with work-life balance have often been neglected. These cultural challenges should be better theorized within family and social policy research. This volume examines how fathers fulfill their roles both within the family and at work and what institutional support could be of most benefit to them in combining these roles.
Bosoni, M., Crespi, I., Ruspini, E. (2016). Between Change and Continuity: Fathers and Work-Family Balance in Italy. In I. Crespi, E. Ruspini (a cura di), Balancing Work and Family in a Changing Society. The Fathers' Perspective (pp. 129-145). New York : Palgrave Macmillan.
Bosoni, M; Crespi, I; Ruspini, E
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