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Title: Transição para a parentalidade, trabalho familiar e saúde das mulheres
Authors: Lasio, D.
Putzu, D.
Serri, F.
Keywords: Transição para a parentalidade
Trabalho familiar
Disparidade de género
Saúde das mães trabalhadoras
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Sociedade Portuguesa de Psicologia da Saúde
Abstract: During the transition to parenthood, heterosexual couples adopt traditional gender roles. Women undertake more responsibilities in family work (Katz-Wise, Priess, & Hyde, 2010). Difficulties in balancing paid work and family can influence women's health (Rantanen, 2008). This paper aims to disclose discourses (Billig, 1987) that maintain the gender gap in family work during the transition to parenthood. Twenty couples during the third trimester of pregnancy responded to an in-depth interview on expectations about the division of family work and work-family balance. Data were analysed according to the principles of Discourse Analysis (Potter & Wetherell, 1987), with the aim of identifying the interpretive repertoires that support the greater responsibility of women in family work. Results revealed that couples referred to an essentialist view of gender (Connell, 2009), which considered women as essentially predisposed to mothering. Exclusive maternal responsibility for child-care is associated with women's concerns for work-family balance. Findings evidenced the need for interventions aimed at deconstructing discourses that maintain the unequal distribution of responsibilities, in order to prevent health risks for working mothers.
Peer reviewed: yes
DOI: 10.15309/18psd190114
ISSN: 1645-0086
Appears in Collections:CIS-RN - Artigos em revistas científicas nacionais com arbitragem científica

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