Maternal employment and fatherhood: what influences paternal involvement in child-care work in Uganda?
Two hundred and twenty-two working fathers with working wives and 246 working mothers with working husbands were randomly sampled and interviewed to ascertain the circumstances under which fathers in Uganda are getting involved in child-care tasks (which traditionally in Uganda are a women’s domain) as a result of increasing maternal involvement in paid employment. Paternal confidence and motivation, access to paternity leave, shorter work time requirements, harmony in marital relationships, and higher education levels, have a positive influence on fathers’ involvement in child-care while wife’s employment and wealth have a negative influence.
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