Parenthood and the work-family balance, at both the private and social level, lead to an overload of responsibility and to disparity in work to the detriment of women. In dual-career families the work/family conflict affects various aspects; in our research we examined WIF conflict (work to family) and FIW conflict (family to work) in a sample of 483 dual-earner parents. Results from this study underline that the increase of family tasks concerning birth and child care is associated with a traditional work-family balance strategy, that reflects traditional roles differences between public-male-breadwinner and private-feminine-homemaker.
Keywords: Dual-earner families, work to family conflict, family to work conflict, gender, parenthood; couple
Paola Miano, Alessandra Salerno, Alessandra Ciulla, Aluette Merenda, Angela Maria Di Vita, in "TERAPIA FAMILIARE" 108/2015, pp. 29-58, DOI:10.3280/TF2015-108002