Childcare and Eldercare

After School Action

Kwaku Abrefa Busia, PhD

Kwaku Abrefa Busia, Ph.D., is a RGC Postdoctoral Fellow (Research Assistant Professor) at the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong where he completed his PhD in Sociology and Social Policy. He also doubles as a research associate at the Department of Sociology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. His doctoral [Read More...]

2024-01-24T15:28:25-05:00January 24th, 2024|

Associations between childhood family‐based nature activities and family relationship quality in emerging adulthood.

Objective: To explore changes in family‐based nature activities (FBNA)across five developmental stages and investigate whether frequency and typeof FBNA across the early life course is associated with greater familyrelationship quality in emerging adulthood. Method: Retrospective survey datawas collected from 451 undergraduate students who primarily identified asAsian American (44.9%) and Latinx (42.7%). Results: Multilevel models showedthat [Read More...]

2023-06-22T13:58:19-04:00June 22nd, 2023|

Grandmothers who raise working parents’ children: Influences on grandchildren, behavior management styles, and educational needs.

Objective: The aim of the study was to examine perspectives on helpingraise grandchildren among Turkish grandmothers who care for working parents'children. Background: Grandparents helping raise their grandchildren hasbecome increasingly common as a means to support women's employment. InTurkey, the Büyükanne Projesi (Grandma Project) was carried out in 2017 withthe support of the government. This project [Read More...]

2023-06-22T13:44:18-04:00June 22nd, 2023|

Long‐term trajectories of intergenerational coresidence: Evidence of living arrangements patterns in Chile.

Objective: This study examines long‐term trajectories ofintergenerational coresidence (IC) among a cohort of individuals aged 65 and75 in Chile, focusing on their diversity, prevalence, internal dynamism, andsociodemographic characteristics. Background: IC is comparatively high inLatin America and is related to both family norms and social vulnerabilities.However, empirical evidence on this topic comes mostly from cross‐sectionalstudies using [Read More...]

2023-06-22T13:11:06-04:00June 22nd, 2023|

Children’s education and parental support in Jewi Refugee Camp, Ethiopia: Unraveling the challenges.

Objective: In this study, we examined the situation of parents andcaregivers of the refugee children in Jewi refugee camp with the aim ofunderstanding the roles they play in the education of the children.Background: Effective educational interventions benefit from parentalengagement. This may be particularly the case for refugee children, whotypically have had several traumatic experiences during [Read More...]

2023-06-22T13:09:16-04:00June 22nd, 2023|

Working parents’ right to childcare in Chile

Objective: This article examines Chilean working parents' perceptionsabout the right to childcare, care needs, and the future of this right.Background: There is widespread debate about working parents' care strategiesand their capacity to reconcile work and family. Latin American studies haveconcentrated on welfare regimens, social protection policies, and flexibilityin the labor market. However, few studies have [Read More...]

2023-06-22T13:04:48-04:00June 22nd, 2023|

Academia and Motherhood: A Narrative Inquiry of Ontario Academic Mothers’ Experiences in University Graduate Programs

This research provides a qualitative narrative inquiry into the experiences of academic mothers from a Southwestern Ontario university campus. Analysis of the semi-structured interviews and focus groups reveal six key themes regarding the nexus between motherhood and academia: (1) intersection of work and family; (2) embodied experiences of pregnancy; (3) mentoring and networking opportunities; (4) [Read More...]

2023-06-08T12:57:22-04:00June 8th, 2023|

A Mixed Methods Study of Relationship Satisfaction in Parents of Children With Down Syndrome.

Much of the research on parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) has focused on the negative effects on the couple relationship. The current study contributes to the understanding of parental relationship satisfaction in a sample of parents of children with Down syndrome (DS), through a mixed methods study that included data from [Read More...]

2023-06-08T12:55:40-04:00June 8th, 2023|

Crossover effects of parent work-to-family experiences on child work centrality: A moderated mediation model.

Work-to-family conflict (WFC) and work-to-family enrichment (WFE) are prevalent experiences among working parents. Past research has highlighted the negative consequences of WFC and the positive implications of WFE for the focal person and crossover effects on significant others, such as spouses.However, research on crossover effects on children is sparse, especially in terms of their emerging [Read More...]

2023-06-08T12:50:32-04:00June 8th, 2023|

Active Fathers in the United States: Caught Between De-Gendering Care and Caring Masculinities

The United States occupies a unique position among OECD countries becausethe US provides little policy support for working parents. Despite theresulting extreme time scarcity, US fathers perform similar amounts of childcare as European fathers under more family-friendly policy conditions. Usingrecent national time use survey data, this paper examines whether timescarcity among American working parents, coupled [Read More...]

2023-05-03T12:53:44-04:00May 3rd, 2023|
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