The journal Work, Employment and Society has published a paper co-authored by OPHI Research Officer, José Manuel Roche. The paper titled ‘Compromising conventions: attitudes of dissonance and indifference towards full-time maternal employment in Denmark, Spain, Poland and the UK’ has been published in the December 2, 2013 issue of the journal.
Roche has co-authored the paper on attitudes towards full-time maternal employment with Jacqueline O’Reilly, University of Brighton, UK and Tiziana Nazio, Università degli Studi di Torino and Collegio Carlo Alberto, Italy.
The article examines cross-national variations in attitudes towards gender roles and the extent to which they map onto regime types. It explores the variations by drawing on the theoretical approaches informed by feminist perspectives from comparative research and data from the European Social Survey. The results expose unexpected national and intra-national similarities and differences. Societies characterized by a traditional male breadwinner model, such as Spain, indicate a higher degree of permissive values than expected; more liberal countries like the UK show high degrees of indifference, as well as a strong element of traditionalism.
You can read the paper here.