The opportunity costs of childbearing: more than mothers' business.

Abstract

"This paper is an argument about gender relations. It takes the entwined themes of men's interests in parenthood, the sex division of labour and its evolution, policy for gender equity and policy to support the level of social reproduction. The emphasis on women's employment as a determinant of low fertility has to be supplemented by an examination of the assumption that only women's time use is affected by child-rearing.... Descriptive evidence about the paid and unpaid work of couples and parents is presented, largely secondary material from the UK."

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@article{Joshi1998TheOC, title={The opportunity costs of childbearing: more than mothers' business.}, author={Heather E. Joshi}, journal={Journal of population economics}, year={1998}, volume={11 2}, pages={161-83} }