Changing Families

Gendered Expectations & Housework

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Op-ed (published opinion/editorial)
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Gendered Expectations & Housework
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The Conversation

Keeping house is as much about gendered expectations as it is about actual dirt. Men do see dirt, but they aren’t told from a young age that leaving a mess is not acceptable. 

Single Parents in a Gendered Triple Bind

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Blog
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Single Parents in a Gendered Triple Bind
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Social Europe

International Women’s Day (March 8) is the time when we celebrate and advance the rights of women and girls across the globe. A time to remind ourselves too of single parents and how they independently care for their children. And discuss the ways in which we can best support them.

The Triple Bind of Single-Parent Families - New Open Access Book

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Book
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The Triple Bind of Single-Parent Families - New Open Access Book
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Policy Press
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Rense Nieuwenhuis

We are happy to announce The triple bind of single-parent families: resources, employment and policies to improve wellbeing. Single parents face a triple bind of inadequate resources, employment, and policies, which in combination further complicate their lives.

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.

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