Theorising welfare, fatherhood and the decline of patriarchy in Japan
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|Title:||Theorising welfare, fatherhood and the decline of patriarchy in Japan||Authors:||Rush, Michael (Michael Anthony)||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7658||Date:||7-Oct-2015||Online since:||2016-10-07T01:00:09Z||Abstract:||This paper investigates social policies concerning men's transitions to fatherhood and the changing role of fathers in Japan. A review of fathering research reveals a predominantly agency-level emphasis on role-strain between work and paternal identities with a specific discourse of weakened Japanese fatherhood. Previous research suggested Japanese gender equality and work-life balance initiatives stalled due to an absence of women's influence within Japan's corporate culture. This study offers a historical perspective to show modern family policies were essentially rooted in gender-equality campaigns led by women's organisations dating back to post-WWII era. The findings situate Japanese social policy and epistemology in the international vanguard of a 'Nordic turn' towards structural-level research and improved social citizenship rights to support men's transitions to fatherhood.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Taylor and Francis||Journal:||International Review of Sociology: Revue Internationale de Sociologie||Volume:||25||Issue:||3||Start page:||403||End page:||414||Copyright (published version):||2015 University of Rome 'La Sapienza'||Keywords:||Fathering; Work-life balance; Parental leave; Parental leave; Gender equality; Social policy||DOI:||10.1080/03906701.2015.1078528||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
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