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La naissance du Foyer ?
Conditions matérielles des entrées dans les carrières parentales et de l'accueil du premier enfant en France à la fin du XXe siècle

Abstract : How do practical and economic conditions of motherhood and fatherhood entwine in the last decade of the XXth Century ? In France, motherhood is an institution assigning mothers to the daily task of caring for their young children and protecting their job at the same time, to some (variable) extent. Hence, mothering is placed in some consecution with women's job career, as successful or unsettled as it may be. This process makes motherhood an archetype of the parenthood, whereas social paternity is conditioned by stability of the couple, and by resources and assets men can provide ex ante to sustain their household's economic life. Statistically, young fathers tend to have attained relatively stable job places, in comparison with other men at the same point of their life course. On the one hand, statutory fatherhood then selects men getting to the best secured places, making other, less protected fathers invisible, mainly through the (in)stability of their partnerships. As a global result, parents of both gender massively wait for their job situation to stabilize before having a first child, but one mother out of ten lives with her child under 3 without a father. On the other hand, fieldwork brings the emphasis on more critical fatherhoods, eventually resulting into a different and possibly stronger position in the household. Whereas such dynamics allow to prove how essential practical and economic circumstances and requirements of first child's care are to make parental responsibility thinkable ex ante, they seem to prevent accounting for its whole significance ex post.
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Renaud Orain. La naissance du Foyer ?
Conditions matérielles des entrées dans les carrières parentales et de l'accueil du premier enfant en France à la fin du XXe siècle. Sociologie. Université Paris VIII Vincennes-Saint Denis, 2007. Français. ⟨tel-00274508⟩

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