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Becoming a half-time parent: Fatherhood after divorce
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1631-6475
University of Gothenburg.
2016 (English)In: Journal of Family Studies, ISSN 1322-9400, E-ISSN 1839-3543Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Men have increasingly been dedicating time and effort to childcare. Consequently, the idea of the ‘new’ emotionally involved father has been discussed in the literature. This article focuses on narratives of divorced Swedish fathers with joint physical custody of their children. This arrangement, a new model of post-divorce parenting, has become increasingly popular in several Nordic countries. The article aims to analyse the experiences attached to and emanating from this particular form of post-divorce agreement, and how it is understood in relation to the Swedish childcare system. The fathers interviewed had a strong ambition to share things equally, as well as to carry on family practices in gender-equal ways. This desire was, however, balanced with a number of obstacles, such as work requirements, living conditions and conceptions of gender differences. In this way, the fathers’ subjective aspirations and strivings were filtered through structural and cultural conditions in society, with clear connections to Swedish family and gender politics.

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2016.
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Sociology Gender Studies
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Social Sciences, Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-55070DOI: 10.1080/13229400.2016.1195277OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-55070DiVA, id: diva2:949923
Available from: 2016-07-25 Created: 2016-07-25 Last updated: 2018-05-09

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