Men's work efforts and the transition to fatherhood

Nan Marie Astone, Jacinda K. Dariotis, Freya L Sonenstein, Joseph H. Pleck, Kathryn Hynes

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In this paper we tested three hypotheses: (a) the transition to fatherhood is associated with an increase in work effort; (b) the positive association (if any) between the transition to fatherhood and work effort is greater for fathers who are married at the time of the transition; and (c) the association (if any) is greater for men who make the transition at younger ages. The data are from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 Cohort. The transition to fatherhood was associated with an increase in work effort among young unmarried men, but not for married men. Among married men who were on-time fathers, work effort decreased. Among childless men, the marriage transition was associated with increased work effort.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-13
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Family and Economic Issues
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2010

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Keywords

  • Fathers
  • Marriage
  • Work

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  • Social Psychology
  • Economics and Econometrics

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Men's work efforts and the transition to fatherhood. / Astone, Nan Marie; Dariotis, Jacinda K.; Sonenstein, Freya L; Pleck, Joseph H.; Hynes, Kathryn.

In: Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Vol. 31, No. 1, 02.2010, p. 3-13.

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Astone, Nan Marie ; Dariotis, Jacinda K. ; Sonenstein, Freya L ; Pleck, Joseph H. ; Hynes, Kathryn. / Men's work efforts and the transition to fatherhood. In: Journal of Family and Economic Issues. 2010 ; Vol. 31, No. 1. pp. 3-13.
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