Como famílias de baixa renda em São Paulo conciliam trabalho e família?

Translated title of the contribution: How low-income families in São Paulo reconcile work and family?

Regina Madalozzo, Merike Blofield

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While women's labor force participation rates have increased in Brazil, unpaid care responsibilities remain unequally divided between mothers and fathers. Based on an original, representative survey of 700 mothers and fathers of young children in low-income neighborhoods in São Paulo, this article examines the gender differences in labor force participation, and its relationship to access to child care and family caregiving responsibilities. The analysis concludes that work-family conflicts and responsibility for children fall disproportionately on mothers, regardless of whether they prefer to remain active in the labor market or not. Policies that promote paternal and state co-responsibility are essential to reduce this conflict.

Translated title of the contributionHow low-income families in São Paulo reconcile work and family?
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)215-240
Number of pages26
JournalRevista Estudos Feministas
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2017


  • Family
  • Gender
  • Labor market
  • Low-income families

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies


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