No Fun Anymore: Leisure and Marital Quality Across the Transition to Parenthood.

@article{Claxton2008NoFA,
  title={No Fun Anymore: Leisure and Marital Quality Across the Transition to Parenthood.},
  author={Amy Elizabeth Claxton and Maureen Ann Perry-Jenkins},
  journal={Journal of marriage and the family},
  year={2008},
  volume={70 1},
  pages={
          28-43
        }
}
This study examines changes in leisure patterns across the transition to parenthood for dual-earner, working-class couples, as well as the relationship between leisure and marital quality. To this end, 147 heterosexual couples were interviewed across the transition to parenthood. Findings indicate that during the transition to parenthood, husbands and wives experience an initial decline in leisure, followed by a gradual incline after the wife's return to work. Overall, wives who reported more… CONTINUE READING
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