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Shirley Dex and Heather Joshi

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346889

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346889.001.0001

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Parents' employment and childcare

Parents' employment and childcare

(p.207) Eight Parents' employment and childcare
Children of the 21st century

Shirley Dex

Denise Hawkes

Heather Joshi

Kelly Ward

Policy Press

Fathers' contributions to childcare have increased, but are still far outweighed by mothers' contributions. Increased paid work among mothers has also necessitated increased childcare outside the immediate family. This chapter focuses on paid work and childcare while mothers are employed, as elements of family life, at the dawn of the 21st century. The chapter describes first the employment status of parents at the point where their baby was aged 9–10 months, and then the childcare they arranged while they were employed. Finally, it examines indicators of mothers' and fathers' work-life balance.

Keywords:   employed mothers, paid work, childcare, family life, work-life balance, parental employment

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