Publications

Parental Working in Europe: Working Hours

Briefing paper / 24 Mar 2016

This paper looks at parents’ average working hours and long working hours and how this has changed.

Parental Working in Europe: Underemployment

Briefing paper / 24 Mar 2016

This paper investigates the changing proportion of parents across Europe who want to work more hours than they currently do.

Parental Working in Europe: Non-standard working hours

Briefing paper / 24 Mar 2016

This paper looks at the proportion of parents working shift work, evening work, night work and weekend work.

Parental Working in Europe: Household Patterns of Work

Briefing paper / 24 Mar 2016

This paper updates earlier research into working patterns, covering more countries – 17 countries up from 8 – and extending the analysis from 2011 to 2013.

Parental Working in Europe: Methodology

Briefing paper / 24 Mar 2016

A brief summary explaining classifications, definitions, country groupings, data and methods used.

Work-family conflict: fathers’ experiences from a cross-national perspective

Presentation slides / 24 Sep 2015

Presented at the seminar of the British Psychological Society DOP Work-life Balance Working Group, London.

Father involvement with children and couple relationships

Briefing paper / 17 Oct 2014

This briefing paper investigates father involvement with their children, couple relationships and the interaction between the two.

Father involvement with children and couple relationships – Tables

Briefing paper / 17 Oct 2014

Tables to accompany the briefing paper 'Father involvement with children in couple relationships'.

Fathers: a new policy agenda

Presentation slides / 3 Jul 2014

Presented at the Modern Fatherhood: Fathers, Work and Families in twenty-first century Britain seminar on Thursday 3rd July 2014 at the Institute of Education.

Trends in fathers’ work-family arrangements in UK: 2001-2011

Presentation slides / 3 Jul 2014

Presented at the Modern Fatherhood: Fathers, Work and Families in twenty-first century Britain seminar on Thursday 3rd July 2014 at the Institute of Education.  

Work-family conflict: how do UK fathers compare to other European fathers?

Presentation slides / 3 Jul 2014

Presented at the Modern Fatherhood: Fathers, Work and Families in twenty-first century Britain seminar on Thursday 3rd July 2014 at the Institute of Education.

UK Fathers’ Working Hours

Presentation slides / 3 Jul 2014

Presented at the Modern Fatherhood: Fathers, Work and Families in twenty-first century Britain seminar on Thursday 3rd July 2014 at the Institute of Education.

Fathers in different family contexts

Presentation slides / 3 Jul 2014

Presented at the Modern Fatherhood: Fathers, Work and Families in twenty-first century Britain seminar on Thursday 3rd July 2014 at the Institute of Education.    

Being a dad in 21st century Britain – Podcast

Presentation slides / 19 Jun 2014

Podcast for the Understanding Society website discussing the project and recent analysis, available: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/podcasts/2014/10  

Fatherhood in the UK: What do we know about non-resident fathers?

Presentation slides / 23 Apr 2014

Presented at the BSA conference on the 23rd April 2014.

Work-family conflict: comparing fathers across selected European countries

Presentation slides / 14 Feb 2014

Presented at City University on Thursday 13th February 2014.

Trends in fathers’ work-family arrangements and working hours (2001-2011)

Presentation slides / 17 Jan 2014

Presentation slides from the Nuffield Foundation seminar ‘Family structure, labour market participation and wellbeing’.

Non-resident fathers

Briefing paper / 20 Nov 2013

A nationally representative profile of non-resident fathers: who they are and the relationships they have with their children.

Non-resident fathers – tables

Tables / 20 Nov 2013

Tables to accompany the ‘What do we know about non-resident fathers?’ briefing paper.

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Who are today’s fathers?

Briefing paper / 15 Jun 2013

We examine the different definitions of fatherhood and how they relate to biological and social fatherhood. We look at all types of fathers, including those who don’t live with their children and lone fathers.

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Fathers and work

Briefing paper / 15 Jun 2013

We find out if the classic British earner household, where the father works full time and the mother works part time, is still relevant and examine changes to fathers’ working hours.

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Fathers and families

Briefing paper / 15 Jun 2013

In this paper we look at how involved parents are in the lives of their children, and whether things are different for fathers and mothers.

Fathers, work & families

Presentation slides / 15 Jun 2013

These slides introduce the aims of our study and our key findings in regards to modern day fatherhood, fathers’ working patterns and their involvement in family life.

Who are today’s fathers? – tables

Tables / 15 Jun 2013

Tables to accompany the ‘Who are today’s fathers?’ briefing paper.

Fathers and families – tables

Tables / 15 Jun 2013

Tables to accompany the ‘Fathers and families’ briefing paper, which looks at how involved parents are in the lives of their children, and whether things are different for fathers and mothers.