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Kitterød, Ragni Hege and Lappegard, Trude
A typology of work-family arrangements among dual earner couples in Norway
Family Relations, 2012
division of paid unpaid work dual-earner couples gender equality typologies
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A symmetrical family model of two workers or caregivers is a political goal in many western European countries. We explore how common this family type is in Norway, a country with high gender-equality ambitions, by using a multinomial latent class model to develop a typology of dualearner couples with children based on the partners’ allocations of paid and unpaid work. Using data on 2,617 respondents from the Norwegian Generations and Gender Survey, we estimate 4 classes, of which 2 are characterized by a fairly equal sharing between the partners and 2 have more traditional arrangements. Equal sharing is practiced by 4 out of 10 couples and is most likely when the partners are well educated and work regular hours and the father is in public-sector employment. A traditional practice is likely when the partners have less education, the mother has health problems, the father has private-sector employment, and the partners work irregular hours.

Reference


@article{Kitteroed2012,
  author = {Kitterød, Ragni Hege and Lappegard, Trude},
  title = {A typology of work-family arrangements among dual earner couples in Norway},
  year = {2012},
  journal = {Family Relations},
  volume = {61 (4)},
  pages = {671-685},
  keywords = {division of paid, unpaid work, dual-earner couples, gender equality, typologies},
  doi = {10.1111/j.1741-3729.2012.00725.x},
  timestamp = {25.06.2013},
  owner = {Kartus},
  abstract = {A symmetrical family model of two workers or caregivers is a political goal in many western European countries. We explore how common this family type is in Norway, a country with high gender-equality ambitions, by using a multinomial latent class model to develop a typology of dualearner couples with children based on the partners’ allocations of paid and unpaid work. Using data on 2,617 respondents from the Norwegian Generations and Gender Survey, we estimate 4 classes, of which 2 are characterized by a fairly equal sharing between the partners and 2 have more traditional arrangements. Equal sharing is practiced by 4 out of 10 couples and is most likely when the partners are well educated and work regular hours and the father is in public-sector employment. A traditional practice is likely when the partners have less education, the mother has health problems, the father has private-sector employment, and the partners work irregular hours.}
}

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