Father Time: The Social Clock and the Timing of Fatherhood by W. Goldberg

By W. Goldberg

Men's organic clocks will not be ticking loudly, yet what concerning the social clock? Are there merits to being in-step with social norms for the timing of parenthood? In a transparent and available sort, this publication examines the benefits and downsides of early, on-time, and not on time first fatherhood. The e-book features a foreword by way of Ross D. Parke.

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Also summarized are changes that apply to men regardless of timing groups. We conclude by considering the implications of study findings for men’s well-being as they take on life’s most rewarding – and most challenging – role. 2 Is There a Social Clock for Men? There has been a growing trend in the past two decades toward delayed parenthood for reasons ranging from increased educational attainment and uncertainty in the economic environment to the large number of women making long-term commitments to the labor force.

Other men complain of loss in attention and time alone as a couple. The extent to which such issues are ubiquitous for men and the extent to which on- and off-timers vary in marital adjustment are discussed in this chapter. ” Chapter 6: Time to work: work involvement and the timing of fatherhood Work and Family: these two “buzz words” usually conjure up the image of the working mom trying to juggle kids and a job. Indeed, the impact of motherhood on work and work on motherhood has been the subject of numerous studies for over three decades.

Work, spousal, parental), and views of themselves. Variations in their level of role satisfaction and role strain, and changes in role- and self-perceptions across the transition to parenthood are captured. Examined, too, is how men balance opportunities for connectedness and intimacy with needs for autonomy and independence. 16 The Social Clock and the Timing of Fatherhood Chapter 5: Couple time: marital quality and the timing of fatherhood Decades of research have blamed the baby for the downturn in marital satisfaction following the arrival of a baby.

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