Work-Family Balance for Men in a Changing Economy
Posted by Center for American Progress on March 2, 2015
As more women enter the workforce and dual-earner households become the norm in American society, work-life balance is often framed as a women’s issue–but workplace flexibility, paid leave, and other work-life issues increasingly impact men, according to a new issue brief from the Center for American Progress. Men, Fathers, and Work-Family Balance argues that broad shifts in the types of jobs available to workers, the gender composition of college graduates, and the gender division of household labor all have contributed to a significantly altered work-family landscape for men. The brief outlines issues of family life, paid leave, and wage inequality as they apply to male workers, especially those with children.
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