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The price of social change

Actually, it's a good message: The will of, family life on an equal footing and say goodbye to traditional roles, young people in Switzerland so large as never. At least as long as no children are there. This is the result of a new, by the Swiss national Fund supported the study under the direction of the Basler Gender researcher Andrea Maihofer.

the childless adults are no longer today, according to the study, willing to distribute family responsibilities according to traditional roles. Men no longer want to be only the Zahlpapi, but spend time with your kids and take responsibility for them. Women Express more often the wish to be mainly for the kids, but also to keep a foot in the professional life. Both for men and for women alone, the family or alone, the professional identity is, not, too, but both.

Thus we come to the bad news. It is obtained as a direct result of the good: The desire for division in the first place brings relief, but more Stress. If the children are there, the modern views of equality often as additionally incriminating Element. Because the idea of equality in the family is to implement, in practice, difficult.

Many believe secretly still, to have to work full-time as a man.

fathers have to establish that the reduction of the workload is not so easy – and a price: financially, but also socially, because many believe secretly still, to have to work full-time as a man. The women, meanwhile, on how many levels the life as a working mother stress In the partner relationship, to the child, and financially, because Cribs are expensive. Not the least of which is fulfillment in a job leaves something to be desired, if you can only work in a small workload.

So the gender will be broken down the roles a bit, but not really. This includes ongoing discussions about who has to now do exactly what and how much of it is yet to come. This is the price of the individualistic approach.

so if you want to do with the equality in the family seriously, you can't avoid individual solutions.

Under the pressure of circumstances many young parents, to return again to the old roles back. Because he deserves to be anyway more than you, because they want to be anyway more at the children. It is for children and budget – and works maybe two afternoons in the office. Researcher Maihofer criticized in their study, young adults believed that it is only her individual Problem. It is the insight that it is the task of the state and society to find a solution for this lack.

That's right. But if young parents waiting for them by the state and society to present solutions (for example, would be a decent paternity leave, or a model of parents ' time), then their babies could have been a Teenager, until something is actually changed. So if you want to do with the equality in the family seriously, you can't avoid individual solutions. They are also important because every family that lives other than traditional models, can be a role model for others. Without structural change, it will never come to a comprehensive social change. And it needs role models. Are you ready to.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 27.01.2019, 21:24 PM

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