Tag Archives: Fatherhood

Front-lines and Sidelines: Time to Let Go of Gender Stereotypes

Last week, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, announced their intention to lift the military ban on women in combat. To say this is a dramatic step would be a significant … Continue reading

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The Masculine Critique

In 2009, the Center decided it was time for a greater focus on men and work-family issues. At the time, the field was predominantly women – researchers, practitioners, and consumers – and seemingly all discussion was focused on women’s struggles. … Continue reading

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The New Dad: Right at Home

The message that the American father “ain’t who he used to be” has echoed throughout the country and begun to challenge our views of traditional gender roles. As revealed in the Center’s previous two research reports in The New Dad series, today’s … Continue reading

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Work and Family Month: Large Policies, Small Moments

In honor of National Work and Family Month, I was asked to write some thoughts on the subject. Many excellent articles by our field’s leading thinkers have been appearing that explore policies and programs that could or should be implemented to advance the … Continue reading

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Chore Wars

Brad Harrington is the Executive Director of the Boston College Center for Work & Family.  This was originally posted in the BCCWF Member Newsletter. This week our research received significant international attention thanks to the cover story of Time Magazine titled … Continue reading

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