남성의 육아휴직 경험에 대한 연구 : 이분법적 젠더 역할에 대한 인식 변화 가능성을 중심으로

Translated title of the contribution: The Effect of Fathers’ Parental Leave on Gender Role Attitudes

Yeon-jin Kim, Suyoung Kim

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to explore the effects of fathers’ experience of parental leave on their attitudes towards existing gender roles and division. Many studies have claimed that fathers’ parental leave may hardly eradicate deep-rooted gender divisions between men and women, and fathers’ care-giving is a temporary phenomenon during their parental leave. However, this study demonstrates that gender per se is a concept constructed by repeating gender-specific behaviors, not by biological features. Thus, by repeatedly performing care-giving and housekeeping, fathers on parental leave come to doubt the given gender roles and can develop alternative views on the dominant gender structure. This in-depth analysis on fathers’ changes through parental leave suggests that fathers’ parental leave can contribute to a gender-equal society as well as sharing domestic chores.
Translated title of the contributionThe Effect of Fathers’ Parental Leave on Gender Role Attitudes
Original languageKorean
Pages (from-to)285-319
JournalKorean Journal of Social Welfare Studies
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Social Work

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