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Korean Journal of Child Care and Education Policy

[2023, 17-1] Longitudinal effects of fathers' use of family-friendly policies in workplaces on Children’s executive function: The mediating role of co-parenting

  • Chief Of ResearchDanbee Han
  • ResearchersJieun Choi and Hyoun K. Kim
  • PublishDate2023-06-30
  • Pages223-246

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Longitudinal effects of fathers' use of family-friendly policies in workplaces on Children’s executive function: The mediating role of co-parenting


Danbee Han, Jieun Choi and Hyoun K. Kim


This study provided empirical evidence on the effectiveness of family—friendly policies(FFPs) by investigating whether fathers’ use of FFPs, such as fathers’ division of parental involvement and family flexibility, had a longitudinal effect on co-parenting and children’s executive functions. Data from parents and children of 763 families from the 8th, 9th, 11th, and 13th Panel Study on Korean Children were analyzed. Findings showed that fathers’ use of FFPs during their children’s preschool years increased both indicators of co-parenting during their children’s childhood. In addition, family flexibility in childhood served as a mediator to the longitudinal effects of fathers’ using of FFPs on children’s executive function in early adolescence.



Keywords: Fathers’ use of family-friendly policies, coparenting, children’s executive function

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