Changing Fatherhood and Fathering across Cultures toward Convergence in Work-Family Balance: Divergent Progress or Stalemate?

  • Rudy Ray Seward
  • Michael Rush
Part of the Global Masculinities book series (GLMAS)


An overview of the findings from international research on expectations for fathers or fatherhood and their behavior or fathering is related to challenges of balancing work-family activities across cultures. Specific issues covered include the social construction of fatherhood, changing gender roles, and fathering including childcare and sharing domestic work. Contrasts between advanced capitalist societies and the developing world plus the transition to postpatriarchal regions are also examined.


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