By Barbara Hobson
Trendy students in gender stories and the severe stories of guys ponder herein how different institutional settings and coverage impact the improvement of recent versions of fatherhood, and make sure offerings. The authors supply new insights from diversified historic and societal views into the reviews of fellows as gendered matters, together with the function of transnational and international concerns at the practices of fatherhood, and the emergence of men's routine in contesting and reimaging fatherhood.
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Direct state support to families is almost non-existent in the United States. Sweden In Sweden, the cost of childrearing is reduced through four major policy programs. First, parents can be absent from work with cash beneﬁts for many months (usually more than a year). Secondly, there is a universal system of child allowances, which provided about 12 percent of net income for a family with an average industrial worker’s wage in 1985 (Wennemo 1994). Thirdly, there is a means-tested housing allowance.
Those not eligible for GYED, for example students, could still receive GYES, since Coresidential paternal roles 33 both programs were available until the mid-1990s. At the beginning, only mothers could use GYED. In 1986, it was extended by half a year and fathers became entitled to leave for children 12–18 months of age. Starting in 1987, GYED could be used until the child’s second birthday (Adamik 1991). In 1996, GYED was abolished and GYES became a means-tested beneﬁt. Unpaid parental leave was still available for parents who were not eligible for cash beneﬁts according to the means-test.
The perspective we gained from our historical analysis allowed us to track the continuities and ruptures in an era where traditional ideas of fatherhood are being recast and reconﬁgured. Part 1 Who fathers? 1 Coresidential paternal roles in industrialized countries: Sweden, Hungary and the United States Livia Sz. Ol´ah, Eva M. Bernhardt and Frances K. Goldscheider There have been dramatic changes in family patterns throughout the industrialized world during the last third of the twentieth century.