Home and away: Constructing family and childhood in the context of working parenthood

J. Harden, K. Backett-Milburn, A. MacLean, S. Cunningham-Burley, L. Jamieson

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Abstract

Little is known about children's views and experiences of their parents' work-life reconciliation and how these are negotiated in everyday family practices. This article examines families' experiences of work-life reconciliation from both children's and parents' perspectives, drawing on a qualitative longitudinal study with 14 families in Scotland. Such experiences have implications for the spatial and temporal construction of family and childhood in the UK, where working parenthood is increasingly the norm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-310
Number of pages13
JournalChildren's Geographies
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

Keywords

  • working parenthood
  • family
  • home
  • qualitative

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