Reports , News of 30 April 2020

Journal article just published: Less gendered family roles lead to greater parental life satisfaction

According to a study based on SOEP data, thanks to the increasing freedom to choose between parenthood and gainful employment and to organize childcare individually, mothers and fathers today are more satisfied with their lives than parents 20 or 30 years ago. The study was conducted by a research group led by Swiss sociologist Klaus Preisner.  

Preisner, Klaus, Franz Neuberger, Ariane Bertogg, and Julia M. Schaub. 2020. Closing the Happiness Gap: The Decline of Gendered Parenthood Norms and the Increase in Parental Life Satisfaction. Gender & Society 34 (1), 31-55. (https://doi.org/10.1177/0891243219869365)

Preprint: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-175247