Jour Fixe 117 | Galántai Júlia: Stay-at-home fatherhood based on register data

   2023. június 8. - 2023. június 8.

A Társadalomtudományi Kutatóközpont (MTA Kiváló Kutatóhely) 

Szociológiai Intézete 

tisztelettel meghívja 117. Jour Fixe eseményére


Galántai Júlia: Stay-at-home fatherhood based on register data


Előadó: Galántai Júlia (TK SZI)

Társszerző: Samu Flóra 

Hozzászólók: Albert Fruzsina (TK SZI), Takács Judit (TK SZI)

Időpont: 2023. június 08. csütörtök 13:00 

Helyszín: Az eseményt hibrid formában tartjuk meg.

Személyesen: Szociológiai Intézet 1097 Budapest Tóth Kálmán utca 4.;  B.1.15 tárgyaló


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Shifting practices of fathering and fatherhood from the traditional provider model to a more involved model is getting more common nowadays when parents share the caring tasks between each other in some way. Research explored the motivating factors behind why primary caregiving fathers take that role. Motivating factors were 1.) economic constraints, 2.) education and employment (the partners’ employment stability, father’s employment status or long-term unemployment) 3.) parenting values or the 4.) aim to become the primary provider (Solomon 2004, Zimmermann 2000). The decision is made between partners as intra-couple measurements are also significant. For our analysis we used the Hungarian register data from 2001 and 2011 to compare the characteristics and proportions of primary caregiving fathers. We make a distinction between stay-at-home caregiving fathers and working-while-providing-care fathers demonstrating that these two types of groups are substantially different from each another. Our results show that there are major differences between the type of parental allowance a father take related to their employment status (or their long-term unemployment status) and the region of their residence or settlement type. If we compare these changes over time from 2001 to 2011 we can see that policy changes regarding parental leave taken by fathers have a great impact on their decision making. These results persist over a decades’ time, although the number of fathers taking some kind of parental leave have varied and changed between this period of time.