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Reconciling Work and Family among Japanese Fathers with Preschool-Age Children

  • Tomoko Matsuda
  • Saori Kamano
  • Mieko Takahashi
  • Setsuko Onode
  • Kyoko Yoshizumi
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Part of the Global Masculinities book series (GLMAS)

Abstract

In this chapter, we examine Japanese fathers’ practices in reconciling work and family life by drawing on data from interviews with men in dual-earning nuclear families having preschool-age children. First, we examine how working fathers combine parental responsibilities with gainful employment to identify different patterns of parental involvement among working fathers. Second, we explore factors related to the ways in which fathers are more or less involved with their children, and strategies fathers develop to create a balance between work and family life.

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© Tomoko Matsuda, Saori Kamano, Mieko Takahashi, Setsuko Onode, and Kyoko Yoshizumi 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomoko Matsuda
  • Saori Kamano
  • Mieko Takahashi
  • Setsuko Onode
  • Kyoko Yoshizumi

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