Changing Families

Children Hurt Women’s Earnings, but Not Men’s (Even in Scandinavia)

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News Article
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Children Hurt Women’s Earnings, but Not Men’s (Even in Scandinavia)
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New York Times

Motherhood is the biggest cause of the gender pay gap. It might take fathers to change that.

Fashion-Forward? How about Family-Forward?

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News Article
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Fashion-Forward? How about Family-Forward?
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New York Times
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Judi Casey

"I have come to believe smaller is better," Mr. Rodriguez, 57, said. He wasn't really talking about clothes. He was talking about work/life balance. It's an unusual topic in fashion, where the choices between the professional and the personal have rarely been part of the industry conversation the way they have in other sectors, like finance and law. For an industry that prides itself on being on the vanguard of social change, it's another way in which fashion lags behind.

Mum, Dad and Two Kids No Longer the Norm in the Changing Australian Family

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Op-ed (published opinion/editorial)
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Mum, Dad and Two Kids No Longer the Norm in the Changing Australian Family
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The Conversation
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Brendan Churchill

Families are changing, and our political leaders should reflect on this diversity to ensure social policies reflect these differences, so that all families are well supported.

Dad-Friendly Work Policies Begin Growing Up

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News Article
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Dad-Friendly Work Policies Begin Growing Up
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Workforce
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Boston College Center for Work & Family

This Workforce article quotes Brad Harrington on parental leave: “The more I’ve researched fatherhood, the more I’ve come to appreciate the importance of paid leave. Having a father take leave and spend time with their child on their own, one-on-one, and providing care directly is huge in terms of whether or not we achieve gender equality.” 

Confessions of a Conflicted Father

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Blog
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Confessions of a Conflicted Father
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Huffington Post
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Boston College Center for Work & Family

Boston College Center for Work & Family Executive Director Brad Harrington writes on the gap between aspiration and reality for many fathers who seek to be equal partners in caregiving.

The New Dad: The Career-Caregiving Conflict

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Press Release
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The New Dad: The Career-Caregiving Conflict
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Boston College Center for Work & Family
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Boston College Center for Work & Family

BCCWF announces the release of the latest report in our fatherhood research series entitled The New Dad: The Career-Caregiving Conflict, just before Father's Day 2017. The study describes three types of fathers (Egalitarian, Conflicted, and Traditional) across three generations (Millennials, Generation X and Baby-boomers) and explores

Redefining Fatherhood

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TV/Radio Show
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Redefining Fatherhood
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WBUR
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Boston College Center for Work & Family

WBUR Radio's on point features a discussion of modern fatherhoof with Brad Harrington of BCCWF and Sarah Thebaud of UC Santa Barbara.

The Growing Threats to Child Safety Around the World

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Infographic
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The Growing Threats to Child Safety Around the World
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Eastern Kentucky University

Millions of children around the world are at risk for violence, abuse, and exploitation with several threats to the safety of children being interconnected. This examines specific issues on child safety and how they are related to one another. 

Social Work and the Military: Treating Veterans and Their Families

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Infographic
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Social Work and the Military: Treating Veterans and Their Families
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The University of Nevada, Reno School of Social Work

With more than 19.3 million veterans in America, there is a great need for military social workers. The last figures from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) shows that some 70 million families in the United States are eligible for VA benefits. This includes veterans themselves, spouses, family members and any other dependents for which the veteran may be responsible.

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