Paternal involvement in childcare as a functionof family structure and maternal employment status wasassessed in 92 dual-wage and 103 singlewage Indianfamilies with preschool-aged children residing in different areas of New Delhi, India. Mothersand fathers completed Radin's Paternal Involvement inChild Care Index (PICCI). Data showed that parents insingle-wage families spent more time in primarycaregiving compared with parents in dual-wage families.Fathers' involvement scores on the different componentsof the PICCI did not vary as a function of mother'semployment status or family structure. Data arediscussed with respect to the rigidity of men's roles ina historically patriarchal society.
Sex Roles – Springer Journals
Published: Sep 30, 2004
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