dc.contributor.authorJurado-Guerrero, Teresa
dc.contributor.authorMonferrer, Jordi M. (JM.)
dc.contributor.authorBotía-Morillas, Carmen
dc.contributor.authorAbril, Francisco
dc.description.abstractMost studies on work–life support at workplaces consider work–life balance to be a women’s issue, either explicitly or implicitly. This chapter analyses how fathers who are involved caregivers are supported or hindered in attaining work–life balance by their workplaces. It explores the following three questions: (1) why fathers value some job adaptations over others compared with mothers; (2) how organizational cultures influence the work–life balance of new fathers and (3) what differences exist across public and private sectors as well as large versus small companies. A qualitative approach with three discussion groups and 22 involved fathers enables us to explore these issues for large companies, public sector workplaces and small businesses. We find that tight time schedules, flextime, telework, schedule control and fully paid nontransferable leaves of absence constitute policies that favor involved fatherhood, while measures without wage replacement generate fear of penalization in the workplace and do not fit the persistent relevance of the provider role. In addition, un-similar supervisors, envy, lack of understanding and gender stereotypes among co-workers and clients constitute cultural barriers at the workplace level. Contrary to our expectations, small businesses may offer a better work–life balance than large companies, while the public sector is not always as family-friendly as assumed.es
dc.publisherEmerald Publishing Limitedes
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMusumeci, R. y Santero, A. (Eds.)(2018). Fathers, Childcare and Work: Cultures, Practices and Policies. Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research, Vol. 1212es
dc.titleFormal and informal workplace support for new fathers in Spaines
dc.publisher.departmentDepartamento de Psicología y Saludes
dc.publisher.facultyFacultad de Ciencias de la Salud y de la Educaciónes
dc.publisher.group(GI-14/6) Cognición social y procesos sociopolíticos y culturaleses
dc.relation.projectIDTiempos de trabajo, paternidad e infancia: Cómo promover la implicación de los padres en el cuidado y mantener la igualdad de género desde las políticas empresarialeses
dc.subject.keyword,work-life balance
dc.subject.keyword,gender gaps
dc.subject.keywordfamily-supportive supervisors
dc.subject.keywordorganizational culture

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