Parenthood and Well-Being : the Moderating Role of Leisure and Paid Work

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Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Parenthood and Well-Being : the Moderating Role of Leisure and Paid Work
Périodique
European Journal of Population
Auteur(s)
Roeters  A., Mandemakers  J.J., Voorpostel  M.
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
32
Numéro
3
Pages
381-401
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This study contributes to our knowledge on the association between parenthood and psychological well-being by examining whether pre-parenthood lifestyles (leisure and paid work) moderate the transition to parenthood. We expected that people with less active lifestyles would find it easier to adapt to the demands of parenthood. Using eleven waves of the Swiss Household Panel (N = 1332 men and 1272 women; 1999-2008, 2010), fixed effects models are estimated for men and women separately. Results show that-on average-parenthood was not associated with well-being for men, whereas it increased well-being for women. As expected, the well-being premium/cost to parenthood was contingent upon individuals' lifestyle before the transition to parenthood. For men, parenthood reduced well-being, but only if they frequently participated in leisure before the birth of the child. For women, motherhood had a beneficial effect on well-being but this effect was weaker for women who combined leisure with working long hours before motherhood.
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