Faculty Publications

Title

Parents’ child care experience: Effects of sex and parity

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Early Child Development and Care

Volume

18

Issue

3-4

First Page

161

Last Page

173

Abstract

A sample of 94 couples was surveyed to determine effects on child care experience associated with sex, parity, and various other demographic variables; experience was measured by scores on the Experience with Young Children Scale. As expected, women had higher scores than men; experience was a linear function of parity for men, but not for women, and was unrelated to scores on the Attitudes Toward Women Scale. Couples tended to resemble each other in experience, even when parity was statistically controlled. Discussion emphasized implications for sex differences in child care responsibility, and the need for additional attention to socialization for the child caregiver role. © Gordon and Breach, Science Publishers, Inc. and OPA Ltd., 1985

Original Publication Date

1-1-1985

DOI of published version

10.1080/0300443850180303

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