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Monday, February 6, 2012

How does gender equality progress link to alcohol care and death? A registry study of the Swedish parental cohort of 1988/1989

This article examines how gender equality during early parenthood (1988–1991) associates with alcohol-related inpatient care or mortality (1992–2006).

We categorised all Swedish couples having had a first child together in 1988–1989 (
N=118595) as traditional, or gender equal, or untraditional based on income and occupational position (bread-winning indicators), parental leave and temporary child care (child-care indicators).

Overall, traditional women run lower risk, whereas traditional men and untraditional women (those opposing the traditional division of parenthood responsibilities) run higher risks of alcohol harm than their gender-equal counterparts.

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