When Couples Become Parents

When Couples Become Parents examines the ways in which divisions based on gender both evolve and are challenged by heterosexual couples from late pregnancy through early parenthood.

When Couples Become Parents

When couples make the journey through their first year of parenthood they confront the challenges of their new responsibilities with varying degrees of support and a range of personal resources. When Couples Become Parents examines the ways in which divisions based on gender both evolve and are challenged by heterosexual couples from late pregnancy through early parenthood. Following the experiences of forty heterosexual couples in various socio-economic positions, Bonnie Fox traces the intricate interplay of social and material resources in the negotiations that occur between partners, the resulting divisions of paid and unpaid work in their families, and the dynamics in their relationships. Exploring the diverse reactions of these women and men, When Couples Become Parents provides significant insights into the early stages of parenthood, the limitations of nuclear families, and the gender inequalities that often develop with parenthood.

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When Couples Become Parents
Language: en
Pages: 334
Authors: Bonnie Fox
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-12-11 - Publisher: University of Toronto Press

When couples make the journey through their first year of parenthood they confront the challenges of their new responsibilities with varying degrees of support and a range of personal resources. When Couples Become Parents examines the ways in which divisions based on gender both evolve and are challenged by heterosexual
When Couples Become Parents
Language: en
Pages: 334
Authors: Bonnie Fox
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: University of Toronto Press

When Couples Become Parents examines the ways in which divisions based on gender both evolve and are challenged by heterosexual couples from late pregnancy through early parenthood.
Becoming Parents
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Pamela L. Jordan, Scott M. Stanley, Howard J. Markman
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-04-09 - Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Moving into parenthood is typically a time of great joy and excitement, but it also brings fatigue, stress, and conflict. From the authors of the best-selling Fighting for Your Marriage and A Lasting Promise, this unique and innovative guide offers indispensable advice on how to protect and preserve your marriage
When Partners Become Parents
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Carolyn P. Cowan, Philip A. Cowan
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992-05-11 - Publisher:

A look at the changes a relationship undergoes when a baby arrives draws on the candid stories of a wide variety of men and women to argue that the seeds of marital problems are often present long before the baby arrives. National ad/promo.
When Partners Become Parents
Language: en
Pages: 258
Authors: Carolyn Pape Cowan, Philip A. Cowan
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: Psychology Press

Based on a landmark, internationally-known ten year study of men and women having a first child, this book describes how couples can make small changes to avoid the toll that this happy transition can take on marriage.