Paternal involvement in childcare as a function of family structure and maternal employment status was assessed in 92 dual-wage and 103 single-wage Indian families with preschool-aged children residing in different areas of New Delhi, India. Mothers and fathers completed Radin's Paternal Involvement in Child Care Index (PICCI). Data showed that parents in single-wage families spent more time in primary caregiving compared with parents in dual-wage families. Fathers' involvement scores on the different components of the PICCI did not vary as a function of mother's employment status or family structure. Data are discussed with respect to the rigidity of men's roles in a historically patriarchal society.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Gender Studies