Couple Relationship, Family Management and the Workplace: Qualitative Sociological Research Results on Paternal Leave Practices in Austria
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Couple Relationship, Family Management and the Workplace: Qualitative Sociological Research Results on Paternal Leave Practices in Austria

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Dr Gerlinde Mauerer, University of Vienna

In my research I have analyzed the work-life-balance of fathers on parental leave and their female partners, as well as the insights of personal managers on paternal leave practices and career opportunities of part-time employees in Austria (Mauerer 20I3-20I5).

Whereas women’s parental leave and part-time work is widely spread in Europe, paternal part-time work is hardly discussed as a gender mainstreaming tool at the working place. European data still show a huge gender employment gap at the expense of women caused by parenthood.

In my presentation I focus on gender specific relicts such as caring for clothes, food and the health of children and other relatives in (unpaid) family work (a.o. seeing the doctor’s, making decisions on vaccination and medication of children, health and sportive leisure time activities).

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