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The New Dad: Caring, Committed and Conflicted

June 16, 2011 Comments off

The New Dad: Caring, Committed and Conflicted (PDF)
Source: Boston College Center for Work & Family
From press release (PDF):

Today’s dads want to share equally in the duties of raising their children, but most acknowledge that they are not yet doing that, according to a new survey of nearly 1,000 fathers by the Boston College Center for Work & Family.

The New Dad: Caring, Committed and Conflicted, the latest assessment of the changing role of fathers by the Center, delivers an in-depth portrait of America’s working fathers, revealing that today’s dads associate being a good father just as much with the role of effective caregiver as the traditional role of “breadwinner”. These men want to be engaged parents and successful professionals, yet find conflicts as they try to achieve both objectives, the researchers report on the eve of Father’s Day on June 19.

These survey findings confirm that “balancing work and family is not just a woman’s issue” said Brad Harrington, Executive Director of BC’s Center for Work & Family, which helps global organizations create effective workplaces that support and develop healthy and productive employees. “We see that fathers, too, need a family-supportive work environment when it comes to aligning work and family, and this has tangible benefits for their jobs and careers, and in turn for their organizations.”


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