Gender and Parenthood

Gender and Parenthood

Biological and Social Scientific Perspectives

eBook - 2013
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The essays in this collection deploy biological and social scientific perspectives to evaluate the transformative experience of parenthood for today's women and men. They map the similar and distinct roles mothers and fathers play in their children's lives and measure the effect of gendered parenting on child well-being, work and family arrangements, and the quality of couples' relationships. Contributors describe what happens to brains and bodies when women become mothers and men become fathers; whether the stakes are the same or different for each sex; why, across history and cul.
Publisher: New York :, Columbia University Press,, [2013]
ISBN: 9780231530972
0231530978
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vi, 363 pages) : illustrations

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