SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 número38Percepção social da profissão de enfermagemDiagnóstico tardio do Vírus da Imunodeficiência Humana e da Síndrome da Imunodeficiência Adquirida em Idosos: protocolo scoping review índice de autoresíndice de assuntospesquisa de artigos
Home Pagelista alfabética de periódicos  

Serviços Personalizados




Links relacionados

  • Não possue artigos similaresSimilares em SciELO


Enfermería Actual de Costa Rica

versão On-line ISSN 1409-4568versão impressa ISSN 1409-4568


GUERRERO NANCUANTE, Camilo Iván et al. Active fatherhood and care in childhood: reflections from the inequalities of gender and masculinity. Enfermería Actual de Costa Rica [online]. 2020, n.38, pp.282-291. ISSN 1409-4568.

In recent decades, there has been a growing awareness of the importance of active fatherhood in the integral development of children and in gender inequality. Despite the extensive discussion and implementation of some strategies, there is a low participation in parenting and care of parents. For this reason, the present essay has the purpose of critically reflecting on the care of children from gender inequality, prevailing masculinity and strategies for the promotion of active parenthood. This paper reflects on active fatherhood from the perspective of an adult-centric society and its influence on the incorporation of values, attitudes and behaviors during childhood. In addition, it analyzes the construction of child care in the private sphere, a task that is undervalued by the community and that falls mainly on women with the consequences of gender inequity and health problems that it entails. Finally, the efforts made in Chile in the implementation for the promotion of active fatherhood and the pending challenges are visualized. To move towards active fatherhood requires a greater intervention with families and different sectors of society, implementing strategies from a gender equity perspective regarding the distribution of child care. It also requires important political advances to support a new way of caring.

Palavras-chave : Child-Care; Masculinity; Paternity.

        · resumo em Português | Espanhol     · texto em Espanhol     · Espanhol ( pdf )