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Sharing Care: Equal and Primary Carer Fathers and Early Years Parenting

Rachel Brooks and Paul Hodkinson


Amidst a context in which the burden of early-years care continues to fall heavily on women, Sharing Care examines the experiences of the minority of fathers who take on an equal or greater share of caregiving for babies and young children. Drawing on detailed qualitative research in the UK, the book outlines the nature of equal and primary carer fathers’ experiences, paying particular attention to what prompted them to take on their unusual roles, how they and their families adjusted over time and the nature of the challenges they encountered. The authors argue that, for many such fathers, ta ... More

Keywords: fathers, fathering, parents, farenting, family, masculinities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529205961
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529205961.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rachel Brooks, author
University of Surrey

Paul Hodkinson, author
University of Surrey