Shared parenting in dual-income families

Linda Stone Fish, R. S. New, N. J. Van Cleave

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Dual-income couples who share child care were compared with traditional couples in which the wife takes primary responsibility for the children. Couples who reported that they shared child care were found more likely to have a male first-born, compatible work arrangements, and similar levels of income than were traditional couples. They were also more likely to feel that their relationship was egalitarian and that the division of labor in the household was satisfactory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-92
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Applied Psychology

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Stone Fish, L., New, R. S., & Van Cleave, N. J. (1992). Shared parenting in dual-income families. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 62(1), 83-92.