ENGENDERING ASPIRATIONS: HOW FATHERS’ EGALITARIAN VIEWS AFFECT THEIR DAUGHTER’S ASPIRATIONS FOR WORK-LIFE BALANCE AT THE TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD
Bennett, Megan M.
Morrison, Donna R
The purpose of this paper is to isolate what factors influence a woman’s aspirations for a job that provides work-life balance. In particular, this study focuses on the possible effect of having a father with gender-egalitarian views on his daughter’s aspirations as she enters the work force. While work-life balance has become an important issue in public policy, little is known about what factors drive a women’s aspiration for work-life balance.While aspirations and future outcomes have been connected between adolescence and adulthood, the emergence of data for the crucial transition to adulthood period has given the opportunity to understand a woman’s aspirations as the point at which she is entering the labor market. Using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, a series of probit models was used to understand the relationship between a father’s role modeling and his daughter’s aspirations. This study was able to establish that there is not a strong correlation between a father’s views and his daughter’s aspirations, and that demographic factors are more important in the formation of work-life aspirations
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